Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for associates in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 386,844 associates currently employed in the United States.
- 49.6% of all associates are women, while 50.4% are men.
- The average age of an employed associate is 40 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of associates is White (57.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.3%), Black or African American (10.5%) and Asian (8.3%).
- Associates are most in-demand in New York, NY.
- Washington, DC pays an annual average wage of $93,302, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 89% of what men earned.
- New York is the best state for associates to live.
- Associates are 59% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Associate Statistics By Gender
49.6% of associates are women and 50.4% of associates are men.
- Male, 50.4%
- Female, 49.6%
Associates By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Associate
Women Earn 89¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Associate Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the associate position over time.
Associate Gender By Year
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 lumber associate have the biggest difference in gender.
Associate Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among associates is White, which makes up 57.0% of all associates. Comparatively, there are 18.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 57.0%
- Hispanic or Latino, 18.3%
- Black or African American, 10.5%
- Asian, 8.3%
- Unknown, 5.3%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%
|Hispanic or Latino||18.3%|
|Black or African American||10.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6%|
Associate Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among associates.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Associate Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Associate Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$74,623|
|Hispanic or Latino||$77,603|
Average Age of an Associate
We determined the average age of associates based on ethnicity and gender.
Associate Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||32.5||38|
|Hispanic or Latino||30||31|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||36.5||39|
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 49% of the population.
Types of Associate Degree Levels
The most common degree for associates is bachelor's degree 46% of associates earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 20% and rounding it off is associate degree with 14%.
- Bachelors, 46%
- High School Diploma, 20%
- Associate, 14%
- Masters, 7%
- Other Degrees, 13%
Associates By Education
|High School Diploma||20%|
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Associate Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$67,999|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$72,019|
Associate Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where associates work. We found most associates work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most associates is the retail industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire associates.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Associate Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||4%|
|50 - 100 employees||4%|
|100 - 500 employees||7%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||8%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||36%|
|> 10,000 employees||42%|
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.
Associate Jobs By Sector
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 finance.
Associate Industry Statistics
Associate Turnover And Employment Statistics
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
Associate Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Associate Unemployment Rate|
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%.
Less than one year
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||35%|
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.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Counter Sales Person||3.66%||195,197|
Associate LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Counter Sales Person||3.66%||195,197|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Associates
The most common foreign language among associates is Spanish at 53.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.1% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 4.2%.
- Spanish, 53.2%
- French, 11.1%
- Chinese, 4.2%
- Mandarin, 4.1%
- German, 4.1%
- Other, 23.3%
Associate Languages Spoken