Systems architects rate their happiness above average.

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, systems architects rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 39% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy systems architects 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
Graphic designer
3.4
$39k
Broadcast and sound engineering technician
3.3
$41k

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

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

Are systems architects happy with their salary?