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Assistant Manager Demographics in the US

The average employee age for assistant managers is 44 years. The assistant manager workforce reached a whopping 1,562,237 in 2020!

Among assistant managers, we discovered that 56.2% of them are women, while 40.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among assistant managers is White, which makes up 72.9% of all assistant managers. Comparatively, there are 12.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

Assistant Manager Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 1,562,237 assistant managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 56.2% of all assistant managers are women, while only 40.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed assistant manager is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of assistant managers is White (72.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.9%) and Asian (6.0%).
  • The majority of assistant managers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Assistant managers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • Assistant managers are paid an average annual salary of $41,839.
  • Jersey City, NJ pays an annual average wage of $66,031, the highest in the US.
  • Assistant managers average starting salary is $24,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 87% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid assistant managers earn as much as $72,000 or more.
  • New York is the best state for assistant managers to live.
  • Assistant managers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Assistant Manager Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among assistant managers is White, which makes up 72.9% of all assistant managers. Comparatively, there are 12.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 72.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.8%
  • Asian, 6.0%
  • Black or African American, 5.6%
  • Unknown, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Assistant Managers

The chart below shows that 63.6% of assistant managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.2% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 2.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 63.6%
  • French, 7.2%
  • Chinese, 2.8%
  • Portuguese, 2.7%
  • German, 2.6%
  • Other, 21.1%

Types of Assistant Manager Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for assistant managers. The most common degree for assistant managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 34% of assistant managers earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 20% and rounding it off is associate degree with 17%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 34%
  • High School Diploma degree, 20%
  • Associate degree, 17%
  • Diploma degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 24%

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Assistant Manager Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire assistant 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 Assistant Manager Work In

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

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Top Industries Hiring Assistant Managers

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

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Assistant Manager Diversity

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

Assistant 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 assistant managers.

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

Assistant Manager Gender Over Time

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


Assistant 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 assistant managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of an Assistant Manager Based On Race And Gender

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


The Average Number of Years That Assistant Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 728,952 assistant managers resumes, we figured out that the average assistant manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 39%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Assistant Manager Age Breakdown

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

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Assistant Manager Male to Female Ratio

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%
Assistant Manager40%56%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
Assistant Manager
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Assistant 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 assistant managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Plant Engineering Manager15.08%
Assistant Manager17.88%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Practice Manager28.57%
Founding Member29.21%

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Assistant Manager Gender Pay Gap

Male Income
Female Income

Assistant 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

Assistant 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$48,287
Some College/ Associate Degree$52,601
Bachelor's Degree$60,497
Master's Degree$76,484

Assistant 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

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Where Do Assistant Managers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Assistant Managers Located?

By looking through more than 728,952 resumes, we found that the most popular places for assistant managers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Assistant Managers

Where Are Assistant Managers In High Demand?

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

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