Tile and marble setters are one of the least happy 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, tile and marble setters rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 14% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy tile and marble setters 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
Cement mason
2.9
$45k
Surveyor
2.8
$63k
Marine electrician
2.8
$63k
Plumber
2.8
$51k
Pipelayer
2.8
$39k
Tile and marble setter
2.8
$43k
Construction painter
2.7
$35k
Brickmason
2.7
$48k
Construction worker
2.7
$32k
Drywall installer
2.6
$41k

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

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

Are tile and marble setters happy with their salary?