Statisticians are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, statisticians rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 45% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy statisticians are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
IT security consultant
3.2
$60k
Industrial ecologist
3.2
$77k
Security engineer
3.2
$74k
Software engineer
3.2
$93k
Search marketing strategist
3.2
$90k
Statistician
3.2
$96k
Materials scientist
3.2
$100k
IT manager
3.1
$79k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are statisticians happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do statisticians find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as statisticians?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are statistician’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are statisticians making the best use of their abilities?

Are statisticians happy with their salary?

Statisticians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most statisticians having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked statisticians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

262 statisticians

5 Star
17%

17% of statisticians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of statisticians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of statisticians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of statisticians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of statisticians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do statisticians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, statisticians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.0/5. While most statisticians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked statisticians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

262 statisticians

5 Star
17%

17% of statisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of statisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of statisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of statisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of statisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as statisticians?

Statisticians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.6/5. The majority of statisticians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked statisticians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

300 statisticians

5 Star
22%

22% of statisticians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of statisticians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of statisticians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of statisticians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of statisticians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a statistician’s work environment?

As a whole, statisticians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of statisticians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a statistician.

We asked statisticians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

298 statisticians

5 Star
19%

19% of statisticians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of statisticians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of statisticians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of statisticians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of statisticians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are statisticians making the best use of their abilities?

Former statisticians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most statisticians are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked statisticians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

297 statisticians

5 Star
19%

19% of statisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of statisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of statisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of statisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of statisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars