Zoologists 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, zoologists rate their career happiness 4.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 6% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy zoologists 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
Zoologist
4.1
$63k
Animal breeder
4.0
$43k

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

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

Are zoologists happy with their salary?