Tailors 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, tailors rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 48% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy tailors 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
Library assistant
3.3
$29k
Aesthetician
3.3
$37k
Librarian
3.3
$59k
Painting, coating & decorating worker
3.2
$37k
Spa manager
3.2
$38k
Tailor
3.2
$31k
Funeral director
3.2
$49k
Nail technician
3.1
$29k
Engraver
3.1
$37k
Locksmith
3.1
$47k

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

Are tailors happy with their salary?

Tailors rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.6/5. Tailors tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.6 out of 5 stars

52 tailors

5 Star
10%

10% of tailors rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
10%

10% of tailors rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
37%

37% of tailors rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of tailors rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
23%

23% of tailors rated their compensation 1 stars

Do tailors find their jobs meaningful?

On average, tailors rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.1/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

53 tailors

5 Star
17%

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

4 Star
19%

19% of tailors rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
34%

34% of tailors rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of tailors rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of tailors rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Tailors rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.7/5. The majority of tailors find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

59 tailors

5 Star
22%

22% of tailors rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
42%

42% of tailors rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of tailors rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of tailors rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of tailors rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a tailor’s work environment?

As a whole, tailors rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. A solid majority of tailors enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a tailor.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

59 tailors

5 Star
22%

22% of tailors rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of tailors rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of tailors rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of tailors rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of tailors rated their work environment 1 stars

Are tailors making the best use of their abilities?

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

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

59 tailors

5 Star
15%

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

4 Star
24%

24% of tailors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
37%

37% of tailors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of tailors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of tailors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars