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Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Business Executives 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 11,293 Business Executives currently employed in the United States.
  • 40.1% of all Business Executives are women, while 59.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Business Executive is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Business Executives is White (71.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.9%) and Asian (6.0%).
  • The majority of Business Executives are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Business Executives are paid an average annual salary of $58,261.
  • Business Executives average starting salary is $23,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 78% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Business Executives earn as much as $145,000 or more.
  • 10% of all Business Executives are LGBT.
  • Business Executives are more likely to work at Public companies in comparison to Private companies.

Business Executive Statistics By Gender

Among Business Executives, 40.1% of them are women compared to 59.9% which are men.

  • Male, 59.9%
  • Female, 40.1%

Business Executives By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male59.9%
Female40.1%

Gender Pay Gap For Business Executive

Women Earn 78¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$50,328
female-income
Female Income
$39,033

Business Executive Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Business Executive Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201063.06%36.94%
201162.37%37.63%
201261.54%38.46%
201362.09%37.91%
201463.94%36.06%
201562.63%37.37%
201663.55%36.45%
201760.87%39.13%
201860.78%39.22%
201958.76%41.24%

Business Executive Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, District Commercial Superintendent and Street Superintendent have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Administrative Assistant To General Manager9%91%
Manager Stylist9%91%
Salon Manager12%88%
Business Executive60%40%
General Superintendent97%3%
Street Superintendent97%3%
District Commercial Superintendent98%2%

Business Executive Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Business Executives is White, which makes up 71.6% of all Business Executives. Comparatively, there are 13.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 71.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.9%
  • Asian, 6.0%
  • Black or African American, 5.8%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Business Executive Race

Business Executive RacePercentages
White71.6%
Hispanic or Latino13.9%
Asian6.0%
Black or African American5.8%
Unknown2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Business Executive 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 Business Executives.

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

Business Executive Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201075.51%6.22%5.20%10.80%
201175.35%6.38%5.22%10.51%
201275.00%5.95%5.35%11.59%
201375.51%5.77%5.40%10.95%
201474.40%5.74%5.29%12.31%
201574.41%5.80%5.23%12.23%
201672.08%6.31%5.68%13.44%
201773.44%5.80%5.42%12.94%
201873.00%5.57%6.00%12.81%
201971.62%5.84%6.04%13.88%

Business Executive Wage Gap By Race

Asian Business Executives have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Business Executives have the lowest average salary at $37,575.
$53,000
$50,000
$47,000
$44,000
$41,000
$38,000
$35,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$47,814
White$46,339
Black or African American$37,575
Asian$50,011
Hispanic or Latino$41,665

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Average Age of a Business Executive

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

Male
Female

Business Executive Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4644
Unknown4236
Asian4339
Hispanic or Latino4040
White4544
American Indian and Alaska Native4548.5

Business Executive Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Business Executive employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Business Executives is 40+ years old, which represents 63% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Business Executive Age

Business Executive YearsPercentages
20-30 years7%
30-40 years30%
40+ years63%

Types of Business Executive Degree Levels

The most common degree for Business Executives is Bachelor's Degree 67% of Business Executives earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 17% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 7%.

  • Bachelors, 67%
  • Masters, 17%
  • Associate, 7%
  • Diploma, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Business Executives By Education

Business Executive DegreePercentages
Bachelors67%
Masters17%
Associate7%
Diploma3%
Other Degrees6%

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Business Executive Wage Gap By Education

Business Executives with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $110,812 annually. With a Masters degree, Business Executives earn a median annual income of $109,167 compared to $71,657 for Business Executives with an Bachelors degree.
$116,000
$103,000
$90,000
$77,000
$64,000
$51,000
$38,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$50,099
Master's Degree$109,167
Bachelor's Degree$71,657
Doctorate Degree$110,812
Some College/ Associate Degree$50,328

Business Executive Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Business Executive Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees3%
100 - 500 employees7%
500 - 1,000 employees12%
1,000 - 10,000 employees30%
> 10,000 employees44%

The Types Of Companies Business Executive Work In

Employees with the Business Executive job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Business Executives prefer to work at Public companies over Private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Business Executive Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education9%
Public53%
Private36%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Business Executives

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Business Executives. Those industries include Technology, Finance and Manufacturing.

Fortune 500

Technology

Finance

Manufacturing

Telecommunication

Business Executive Turnover And Employment Statistics

Business Executive 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 Business Executives changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Business Executive Unemployment Rate By Year

YearBusiness Executive Unemployment Rate
20106.02%
20115.17%
20124.50%
20133.74%
20143.19%
20152.83%
20162.57%
20172.68%
20182.15%
20192.22%

The Average Number of Years That Business Executive Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,542 Business Executives resumes, we figured out that the average Business Executive enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Business Executive Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year19%
1-2 years40%
3-4 years15%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years5%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Business Executives 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 Business Executives.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Administrative Manager7.93%50,316
Supply Chain Manager8.41%46,472
Sales Support Manager9.38%180,817
Business Executive9.63%
Assembly Member11.63%32,189
Human Resources Vice President13.02%80,918
Promotion Manager14.95%7,542

Business Executive LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Administrative Manager7.93%50,316
Supply Chain Manager8.41%46,472
Sales Support Manager9.38%180,817
Assembly Member11.63%32,189
Human Resources Vice President13.02%80,918
Promotion Manager14.95%7,542

Foreign Languages Spoken By Business Executives

The most common foreign language among Business Executives is Spanish at 40.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 18.7% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 6.7%.

  • Spanish, 40.0%
  • French, 18.7%
  • Arabic, 6.7%
  • German, 5.3%
  • Mandarin, 5.3%
  • Other, 24.0%

Business Executive Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish40.0%
French18.7%
Arabic6.7%
German5.3%
Mandarin5.3%
Other24.0%

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Where Do Business Executives Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Business Executives Located?

By looking through more than 1,542 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Business Executives are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Business Executives