Cast Member Statistics in the US

The average employee age for cast members is 36 years. The cast member workforce reached a whopping 18,500 in 2020!

Among cast members, we discovered that 59.6% of them are women, while 36.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among cast members is White, which makes up 62.2% of all cast members. Comparatively, there are 14.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Cast members are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, cast members are more likely to find a job in the hospitality industry.

From where do we know all information about cast member demographics? We analyzed 9,455 cast members resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Cast Member Diversity

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

Cast Member Gender Ratio

Among cast members, 59.6% of them are women compared to 36.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 59.6%
  • Male, 36.2%
  • Unknown, 4.2%

Cast Member Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among cast members is White, which makes up 62.2% of all cast members. Comparatively, there are 14.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 62.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.9%
  • Black or African American, 10.9%
  • Asian, 6.9%
  • Unknown, 5.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Cast Members

The chart below shows that 62.1% of cast members speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.9% and German is the third-most popular at 4.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 62.1%
  • French, 9.9%
  • German, 4.0%
  • Japanese, 3.8%
  • Italian, 3.2%
  • Other, 17.0%

Cast Member 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 cast members.

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

Cast Member Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
60%
57%
54%
50%
47%
44%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Cast Member 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 cast members changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Cast Member

By looking over 9,455 cast members resumes, we figured out that the average cast member enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 49%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Cast Member Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of cast member employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of cast members is 40+ years old, which represents 35% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Cast Members with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, stuntman and professional baseball player have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Modern Dancer9%85%
Actress10%85%
Softball Player13%85%
Cast Member36%60%
Baseball Scout93%2%
Professional Baseball Player94%3%
Stuntman94%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Stuntman
Professional Baseball Player
Baseball Scout
Cast Member
Softball Player
Actress
Modern Dancer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Cast Members 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 cast members.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Scorekeeper11.50%
Cast Member16.44%
Company Dancer20.85%
Orchestra Director21.74%
Manager, Design And Production27.16%
Producer35.05%
Amusement Park Entertainer37.57%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Cast Member?

male-income
Male Income
$34,199
female-income
Female Income
$33,190

Cast Member Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$35,119
$34,555
$33,990
$33,425
$32,861
$32,296
$31,731
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Cast Member 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
Some College/ Associate Degree$31,475
High School Diploma or Less$31,898
Master's Degree$33,874
Bachelor's Degree$34,555

Cast Member 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
$36,676
$35,615
$34,555
$33,494
$32,433
$31,372
$30,311
$29,251
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Cast Member Heatmaps

Where Are Cast Members Located?

By looking through more than 9,455 resumes, we found that the most popular places for cast members are FL, Orlando and FL, Lake Buena Vista.

Number of Cast Members

Cast Member Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Cast Member Work In

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

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Public

Private

Government

Education

Industry Concentration

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

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Hospitality

Retail

Media

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Cast Member Jobs