Tool and die makers 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, tool and die makers rate their career happiness 2.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 11% of careers.
To put this into perspective, we compared how happy tool and die makers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:
Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers
|Industrial production manager||2.8||$98k|
|Quality control inspector||2.8||$48k|
|Sheet metal worker||2.7||$49k|
|Tool and die maker||2.7||$54k|
|Mining machine operator||2.7||$55k|
|Fork lift operator||2.5||$35k|
So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:
- Salary: Are tool and die makers happy with their salary?
- Meaning: Do tool and die makers find their jobs meaningful?
- Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as tool and die makers?
- Work environment: How enjoyable are tool and die maker’s work environments?
- Skills utilization: Are tool and die makers making the best use of their abilities?