Welders 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, welders rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 44% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy welders 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
Gem worker
3.7
$41k
Industrial designer
3.5
$67k
Faller
3.4
$45k
Rigger
3.3
$51k
Welder
3.1
$38k
Pump operator
3.1
$45k
Logging worker
3.1
$42k
Metal caster
3.0
$39k
Power plant operator
3.0
$82k

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

Are welders happy with their salary?