Wedding planners rate their happiness above average.

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, wedding planners rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy wedding planners 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
Life coach
4.1
$47k
Sewer
3.9
$30k
Seamstress
3.7
$26k
Make-Up artist
3.7
$135k
Certified professional organizer
3.6
$44k
Wedding planner
3.6
$49k
Event planner
3.5
$49k
Interior designer
3.5
$60k
Florist
3.5
$30k
Aesthetician
3.3
$37k

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

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

Are wedding planners happy with their salary?

Wedding planners rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Wedding planners tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

220 wedding planners

5 Star
10%

10% of wedding planners rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of wedding planners rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of wedding planners rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of wedding planners rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of wedding planners rated their compensation 1 stars

Do wedding planners find their jobs meaningful?

On average, wedding planners rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

220 wedding planners

5 Star
20%

20% of wedding planners rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

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

3 Star
25%

25% of wedding planners rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of wedding planners rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of wedding planners rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Wedding planners rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.2/5. The majority of wedding planners find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.2 out of 5 stars

244 wedding planners

5 Star
46%

46% of wedding planners rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of wedding planners rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
11%

11% of wedding planners rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of wedding planners rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of wedding planners rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a wedding planner’s work environment?

As a whole, wedding planners rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of wedding planners enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a wedding planner.

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

240 wedding planners

5 Star
32%

32% of wedding planners rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of wedding planners rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of wedding planners rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of wedding planners rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of wedding planners rated their work environment 1 stars

Are wedding planners making the best use of their abilities?

Former wedding planners on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most wedding planners surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a wedding planner, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

242 wedding planners

5 Star
30%

30% of wedding planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
28%

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

3 Star
24%

24% of wedding planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of wedding planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of wedding planners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars