Wildlife rehabilitators are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

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, wildlife rehabilitators rate their career happiness 4.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 2% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy wildlife rehabilitators 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
Animal trainer
4.2
$30k

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

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

Are wildlife rehabilitators happy with their salary?