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Associate Demographics in the US

The average employee age for associates is 40 years. The associate workforce reached a whopping 452,248 in 2020!

Among associates, we discovered that 46.9% of them are women, while 45.7% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among associates is White, which makes up 61.1% of all associates. Comparatively, there are 17.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of associates are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Associate Statistics and Facts in the US

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

  • There are over 452,248 associates currently employed in the United States.
  • 46.9% of all associates are women, while only 45.7% are men.
  • The average age of an employed associate is 40 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of associates is White (61.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.5%) and Black or African American (11.1%).
  • The majority of associates are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Associates are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • Associates are paid an average annual salary of $84,863.
  • Washington, DC pays an annual average wage of $75,310, the highest in the US.
  • Associates average starting salary is $52,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid associates earn as much as $136,000 or more.
  • New York is the best state for associates to live.
  • Associates are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Associate Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among associates is White, which makes up 61.1% of all associates. Comparatively, there are 17.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 61.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.5%
  • Black or African American, 11.1%
  • Asian, 6.2%
  • Unknown, 3.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Associates

The chart below shows that 53.2% of associates speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.1% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 4.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 53.2%
  • French, 11.1%
  • Chinese, 4.2%
  • Mandarin, 4.1%
  • German, 4.1%
  • Other, 23.3%

Types of Associate Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for associates. The most common degree for associates is bachelor's degree. In fact, 39% of associates earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 17% and rounding it off is associate degree with 12%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 39%
  • High School Diploma degree, 17%
  • Associate degree, 12%
  • Masters degree, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 26%

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Associate Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Associate Work In

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

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Top Industries Hiring Associates

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

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Retail

Professional

Fortune 500

Finance

Hospitality

Associate Diversity

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

Associate 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 associates.

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

Associate Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
51%
49%
46%
44%
41%
39%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Associate 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 associates changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of an Associate Based On Race And Gender

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

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Associate Stay in a Job

By looking over 283,307 associates resumes, we figured out that the average associate enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year 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

Associate Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of associate employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of associates is 40+ years old, which represents 48% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Associate Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, parts counterman and cart associate have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
BRA Specialist7%89%
Clinique Consultant8%88%
Beauty Consultant9%87%
Associate46%47%
Lumber Associate89%7%
Cart Associate89%8%
Parts Counterman93%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Parts Counterman
Cart Associate
Lumber Associate
Associate
Beauty Consultant
Clinique Consultant
BRA Specialist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Associates 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 associates.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Parts Technician4.73%
Cash Person7.47%
Repair Clerk9.47%
Outside Sales10.18%
Personal Shopper11.11%
District Sales Coordinator11.59%
Associate11.77%

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Associate Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$84,257
female-income
Female Income
$79,804

Associate Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$89,218
$87,499
$85,781
$84,062
$82,343
$80,625
$78,906
$77,188
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Associate 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
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$85,781
Some College/ Associate Degree$89,753
Master's Degree$99,796
Bachelor's Degree$102,453

Associate 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
$112,024
$107,238
$102,453
$97,667
$92,881
$88,095
$83,309
$78,524
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Associate Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an associate can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of associates is $68,902. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Associates Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Associates Located?

By looking through more than 283,307 resumes, we found that the most popular places for associates are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Associates

Where Are Associates In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings