Zoo educators 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, zoo educators rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 19% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy zoo educators 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
Fish and game warden
3.8
$58k
Animal caretaker
3.7
$22k
Veterinarian
3.7
$95k

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

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

Are zoo educators happy with their salary?