Technical artists are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

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, technical artists rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 15% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy technical artists 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
Audio engineer
3.9
$53k
Photonics engineer
3.8
$99k

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

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

Are technical artists happy with their salary?