Water engineers 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, water engineers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy water engineers 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
Avionics technician
Software quality assurance engineer
Mechanical engineer
Ship engineer
Power plant operator
Water engineer
HVAC technician
Aircraft mechanic
Facility maintenance mechanic
Elevator mechanic

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

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

Are water engineers happy with their salary?