Stonemasons are below average when it comes to 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, stonemasons rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 28% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy stonemasons 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
HVAC technician
3.0
$49k
Facility maintenance mechanic
3.0
$60k
Electrician
3.0
$60k
Elevator mechanic
2.9
$98k
Rotary drill operator
2.9
$56k
Stonemason
2.9
$48k
Boilermaker
2.9
$64k
Ironworker
2.9
$59k
Quarry rock splitter
2.9
$38k
Maintenance worker
2.9
$43k

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

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

Are stonemasons happy with their salary?

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

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

70 stonemasons

5 Star
20%

20% of stonemasons rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of stonemasons rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of stonemasons rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of stonemasons rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of stonemasons rated their compensation 1 stars

Do stonemasons find their jobs meaningful?

On average, stonemasons rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.6/5. The majority of stonemasons struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

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

2.6 out of 5 stars

71 stonemasons

5 Star
11%

11% of stonemasons rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
10%

10% of stonemasons rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of stonemasons rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
32%

32% of stonemasons rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of stonemasons rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Stonemasons rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.5/5. The majority of stonemasons find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

73 stonemasons

5 Star
21%

21% of stonemasons rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of stonemasons rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of stonemasons rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of stonemasons rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of stonemasons rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a stonemason’s work environment?

As a whole, stonemasons rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.3/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

74 stonemasons

5 Star
18%

18% of stonemasons rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of stonemasons rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of stonemasons rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of stonemasons rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of stonemasons rated their work environment 1 stars

Are stonemasons making the best use of their abilities?

Former stonemasons on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.9/5. Stonemasons tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

75 stonemasons

5 Star
15%

15% of stonemasons rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of stonemasons rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of stonemasons rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of stonemasons rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of stonemasons rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars