Water treatment plant operators 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 treatment plant operators rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 24% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy water treatment plant operators 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
Oil and gas rotary drill operator
2.9
$55k
Chemical technician
2.9
$47k
Boilermaker
2.9
$63k
Quarry rock splitter
2.9
$36k
Water treatment plant operator
2.9
$48k
Industrial production manager
2.8
$98k
Quality control inspector
2.8
$48k

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

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

Are water treatment plant operators happy with their salary?