Area Manager Statistics in the US

The average employee age for area managers is 44 years. The area manager workforce reached a whopping 230,083 in 2020!

Among area managers, we discovered that 30.9% of them are women, while 65.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among area managers is White, which makes up 72.6% of all area managers. Comparatively, there are 13.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.1% of the Asian ethnicity. Area managers are also more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, area managers are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about area manager demographics? We analyzed 33,325 area managers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Area Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as area managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for area managers were.

Area Manager Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among area managers is White, which makes up 72.6% of all area managers. Comparatively, there are 13.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 72.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.0%
  • Asian, 6.1%
  • Black or African American, 5.6%
  • Unknown, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Area Managers

The chart below shows that 60.5% of area managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.7% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 5.2%.

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  • Spanish, 60.5%
  • French, 7.7%
  • Portuguese, 5.2%
  • German, 4.2%
  • Italian, 3.5%
  • Other, 18.9%

Most Common Degree for Area Manager

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for area managers. The most common degree for area managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 54% of area managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 14% and rounding it off is master's degree with 7%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 54%
  • Associate degree, 14%
  • Masters degree, 7%
  • High School Diploma degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 18%

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Area Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among area managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Area Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the area manager position over time.


Area Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of area managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of area managers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Area Manager

By looking over 33,325 area managers resumes, we figured out that the average area manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Area Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of area manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of area managers is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Area Managers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general superintendent and director of plant operations have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Administrative Assistant To General Manager11%85%
Manager Stylist13%83%
Alteration Manager15%82%
Area Manager66%31%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
Area Manager
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Area Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to area managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Engineering Group Leader15.08%
Area Manager17.88%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Finance Services Director28.57%
Shelter Manager29.21%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Area Manager?

Male Income
Female Income

Area Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Area Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$68,926
Some College/ Associate Degree$72,986
Bachelor's Degree$80,144
Master's Degree$93,753

Area Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Area Manager Heatmaps

Where Do Area Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where area managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Area Managers Located?

By looking through more than 33,325 resumes, we found that the most popular places for area managers are TX, Houston and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Area Managers

Where Are Area Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country area managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Area Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ area managers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most area managers is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire area managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Area Manager Work In

Employees with the area manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most area managers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ area managers. Those industries include retail, manufacturing and hospitality.

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