Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for career coaches 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 11,502 career coaches currently employed in the United States.
- 70.5% of all career coaches are women, while 29.5% are men.
- The average age of an employed career coach is 41 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of career coaches is White (67.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14.2%), Black or African American (10.6%) and Unknown (3.8%).
- Career coaches are most in-demand in New York, NY.
- Washington, DC pays an annual average wage of $54,145, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
- District of Columbia is the best state for career coaches to live.
- Career coaches are 54% more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.
Career Coach Statistics By Gender
70.5% of career coaches are women and 29.5% of career coaches are men.
- Female, 70.5%
- Male, 29.5%
Career Coaches By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Career Coach
Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Career Coach Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the career coach position over time.
Career Coach Gender By Year
Career Coach Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, public health worker and rehabilitation engineer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Certified Lactation Counselor||3%||97%|
|Public Health Worker||81%||19%|
Career Coach Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among career coaches is White, which makes up 67.0% of all career coaches. Comparatively, there are 14.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 67.0%
- Hispanic or Latino, 14.2%
- Black or African American, 10.6%
- Unknown, 3.8%
- Asian, 3.7%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%
Career Coach Race
|Career Coach Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||14.2%|
|Black or African American||10.6%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7%|
Career Coach 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 career coaches.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Career Coach Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Career Coach Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$37,555|
|Hispanic or Latino||$39,232|
Average Age of a Career Coach
We determined the average age of career coaches based on ethnicity and gender.
Career Coach Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||44||44|
|Hispanic or Latino||38.5||39|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||48|
Career Coach Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of career coach employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of career coaches is 40+ years old, which represents 55% of the population.
Career Coach Age
|Career Coach Years||Percentages|
Types of Career Coach Degree Levels
The most common degree for career coaches is bachelor's degree 65% of career coaches earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 20% and rounding it off is associate degree with 10%.
- Bachelors, 65%
- Masters, 20%
- Associate, 10%
- High School Diploma, 2%
- Other Degrees, 3%
Career Coaches By Education
|Career Coach Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||2%|
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Career Coach Wage Gap By Education
Career Coach Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where career coaches work. We found most career coaches work for a education company. In addition, the industry that employs the most career coaches is the education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire career coaches.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Career Coach Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||7%|
|50 - 100 employees||17%|
|100 - 500 employees||32%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||12%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||22%|
|> 10,000 employees||10%|
The Types Of Companies Career Coach Work In
Employees with the career coach job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most career coaches prefer to work at education companies over private companies.
Career Coach Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Career Coaches
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ career coaches. Those industries include education, non profits and professional.
Career Coach Industry Statistics
Career Coach Turnover And Employment Statistics
Career Coach 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 career coaches changed.
- Unemployment rate
Career Coach Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Career Coach Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Career Coach Stay in a Job
By looking over 1,971 career coaches resumes, we figured out that the average career coach enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.
Less than one year
Career Coach Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||20%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Career Coachs 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 career coaches.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Adult Parole Officer||9.50%||56,898|
Career Coach LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Adult Parole Officer||9.50%||56,898|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Career Coachs
The most common foreign language among career coaches is Spanish at 53.9%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.7% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 5.6%.
- Spanish, 53.9%
- French, 6.7%
- Mandarin, 5.6%
- Russian, 4.5%
- Italian, 4.5%
- Other, 24.8%
Career Coach Languages Spoken