Woodworkers 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, woodworkers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 32% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy woodworkers 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
Commercial diver
3.7
$50k
Naval architect
3.4
$92k
Plasterer
3.3
$45k

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

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

Are woodworkers happy with their salary?