Talent agents 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, talent agents rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy talent agents 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
Talent director
3.6
$79k
Music business manager
3.6
$32k
Event planner
3.5
$49k
Talent agent
3.4
$78k
Costume attendant
3.4
$48k
Gaffer
3.4
$36k
Projectionist
3.3
$29k

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

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

Are talent agents happy with their salary?

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

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

2.6 out of 5 stars

115 talent agents

5 Star
5%

5% of talent agents rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of talent agents rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of talent agents rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
27%

27% of talent agents rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
23%

23% of talent agents rated their compensation 1 stars

Do talent agents find their jobs meaningful?

On average, talent agents 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 talent agents how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

116 talent agents

5 Star
16%

16% of talent agents rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of talent agents rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of talent agents rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of talent agents rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of talent agents rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Talent agents rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of talent agents find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

128 talent agents

5 Star
29%

29% of talent agents rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
41%

41% of talent agents rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of talent agents rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of talent agents rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of talent agents rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a talent agent’s work environment?

As a whole, talent agents rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of talent agents enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a talent agent.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

126 talent agents

5 Star
27%

27% of talent agents rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of talent agents rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of talent agents rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of talent agents rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of talent agents rated their work environment 1 stars

Are talent agents making the best use of their abilities?

Former talent agents on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most talent agents are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

130 talent agents

5 Star
17%

17% of talent agents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of talent agents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of talent agents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of talent agents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of talent agents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars