job happiness index satisfaction statistics

Occupation Happiness Ranking

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Rank Occupation Happiness Index
1 Clergyman 2.66
2 Actor 2.51
3 Architect 2.47
4 Firefighter 2.44
5 Police officer 2.40
6 Physician 2.39
7 Teacher 2.38
7 Economist 2.38
7 Real estate agent 2.38
10 Electrical engineer 2.37
10 College professor 2.37
12 Accountant 2.36
13 Sales representative 2.35
14 Dental hygienist 2.33
15 Civil engineer 2.31
15 Bricklayer 2.31
17 Computer systems analyst 2.30
17 Registered nurse 2.30
17 Insurance agent 2.30
17 Secretary 2.30
21 Attorney 2.29
21 Psychologist 2.29
21 Child care worker 2.29
24 Government official 2.28
24 Stockbroker 2.28
26 Social worker 2.27
26 Engineering technician 2.27
26 Bank teller 2.27
26 Receptionist 2.27
30 Bus driver 2.26
31 Author 2.25
31 Physical therapist 2.25
33 Maid 2.24
34 Computer programmer 2.23
34 Mechanical engineer 2.23
36 Mail carrier 2.22
36 Barber 2.22
36 Butcher 2.22
39 Stenographer 2.21
39 Electrician 2.21
41 Librarian 2.19
41 Retail salesman 2.19
41 Plumber 2.19
41 Tool-and-die maker 2.19
41 Taxi driver 2.19
41 Truck driver 2.19
47 Carpet and tile installer 2.17
47 Sheet metal worker 2.17
49 Artist (fine art) 2.16
49 Welder 2.16
51 Telephone operator 2.15
51 Waiter 2.15
51 Security guard 2.15
51 Painter 2.15
55 Licensed practical nurse 2.14
56 Aircraft mechanic 2.12
57 Forklift operator 2.09
58 Cashier 2.08
58 Automobile mechanic 2.08
60 Data entry clerk 2.07
61 Construction worker 1.98
62 Janitor 1.93
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The concept of job satisfaction has been developed in many ways by many different researchers and practitioners. One of the most widely used definitions in organizational research is that of Locke (1976), who defines job satisfaction as "a pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one's job or job experiences".

Statistic Verification
Source: NORC General Social Survey
Research Date: September 3rd, 2015

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