Treasurers are below average when it comes to 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, treasurers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 31% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy treasurers 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
Statistician
3.2
$96k
Operations manager
3.1
$98k
Economist
3.1
$106k
Project manager
3.1
$55k
Business analyst
3.0
$93k
Treasurer
3.0
$132k
Financial manager
3.0
$132k
Market research analyst
2.9
$64k
Fraud analyst
2.9
$73k
Operations research analyst
2.9
$82k

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

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

Are treasurers happy with their salary?

Treasurers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.0/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most treasurers having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.0 out of 5 stars

123 treasurers

5 Star
13%

13% of treasurers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of treasurers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of treasurers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of treasurers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of treasurers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do treasurers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, treasurers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most treasurers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked treasurers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

125 treasurers

5 Star
10%

10% of treasurers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of treasurers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of treasurers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

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

1 Star
17%

17% of treasurers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Treasurers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.6/5. The majority of treasurers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

139 treasurers

5 Star
22%

22% of treasurers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
40%

40% of treasurers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of treasurers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of treasurers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of treasurers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a treasurer’s work environment?

As a whole, treasurers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of treasurers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a treasurer.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

138 treasurers

5 Star
16%

16% of treasurers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
41%

41% of treasurers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of treasurers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of treasurers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of treasurers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are treasurers making the best use of their abilities?

Former treasurers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.0/5. Treasurers tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

3.0 out of 5 stars

138 treasurers

5 Star
11%

11% of treasurers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of treasurers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of treasurers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of treasurers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of treasurers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars