Transit police officers 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, transit police officers 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 transit police officers 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
Air traffic controller
3.3
$115k
Flight attendant
3.3
$56k
Transit police officer
3.2
$72k
Police officer
3.2
$57k
Sheriff
3.2
$63k
Locomotive engineer
3.1
$67k

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

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

Are transit police officers happy with their salary?