Occupation Happiness Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: NORC General Social Survey
Research Date: August 3rd, 2015

what occupation job is the happiest ? best jobs by happiness ? who has the most satisfaction in their work job ? careers that make people the happiest ? what jobs are people the happiest in ?

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RankOccupationHappiness Index
1Clergyman2.66
2Actor2.51
3 Architect2.47
4Firefighter2.44
5 Police officer2.40
6 Physician2.39
7 Teacher2.38
7 Economist2.38
7 Real estate agent2.38
10Electrical engineer2.37
10 College professor2.37
12 Accountant2.36
13Sales representative2.35
14Dental hygienist2.33
15Civil engineer2.31
15 Bricklayer2.31
17 Computer systems analyst2.30
17Registered nurse2.30
17 Insurance agent2.30
17Secretary2.30
21Attorney2.29
21Psychologist2.29
21Child care worker2.29
24Government official2.28
24Stockbroker2.28
26 Social worker2.27
26 Engineering technician2.27
26 Bank teller2.27
26 Receptionist2.27
30 Bus driver2.26
31 Author2.25
31 Physical therapist2.25
33 Maid2.24
34 Computer programmer2.23
34 Mechanical engineer2.23
36Mail carrier2.22
36 Barber2.22
36 Butcher2.22
39Stenographer2.21
39 Electrician2.21
41 Librarian2.19
41 Retail salesman2.19
41Plumber2.19
41Tool-and-die maker2.19
41 Taxi driver2.19
41 Truck driver2.19
47Carpet and tile installer2.17
47Sheet metal worker2.17
49 Artist (fine art)2.16
49Welder2.16
51Telephone operator2.15
51Waiter2.15
51 Security guard2.15
51 Painter2.15
55Licensed practical nurse2.14
56 Aircraft mechanic2.12
57Forklift operator2.09
58Cashier2.08
58Automobile mechanic2.08
60 Data entry clerk2.07
61Construction worker1.98
62Janitor1.93

Occupation Happiness Statistics