Casting Director Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about casting director demographics? We analyzed 970 casting directors 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.

Casting Director Diversity

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

Casting Director Gender Ratio

Among casting directors, 53.9% of them are women compared to 39.4% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 53.9%
  • Male, 39.4%
  • Unknown, 6.7%

Casting Director Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among casting directors is White, which makes up 71.4% of all casting directors. Comparatively, there are 11.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 71.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.8%
  • Black or African American, 7.4%
  • Asian, 6.2%
  • Unknown, 3.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Casting Directors

The chart below shows that 38.2% of casting directors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 15.8% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 7.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 38.2%
  • French, 15.8%
  • Portuguese, 7.9%
  • Italian, 7.9%
  • Russian, 3.9%
  • Other, 26.3%

Casting Director 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 casting directors.

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

Casting Director Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
68%
65%
62%
60%
57%
54%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Casting Director 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 casting directors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Casting Director

By looking over 970 casting directors resumes, we figured out that the average casting director enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Casting Director Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of casting director employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of casting directors is 40+ years old, which represents 45% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Casting Directors 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%
Casting Director39%54%
Baseball Scout93%2%
Professional Baseball Player94%3%
Stuntman94%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Stuntman
Professional Baseball Player
Baseball Scout
Casting Director
Softball Player
Actress
Modern Dancer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Casting Director?

male-income
Male Income
$48,983
female-income
Female Income
$46,999

Casting Director Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$60,478
$57,457
$54,437
$51,417
$48,397
$45,376
$42,356
$39,336
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Casting Director 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
Bachelor's Degree$54,437
Master's Degree$57,981
Doctorate Degree$70,657

Casting Director 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
$83,914
$77,286
$70,657
$64,029
$57,401
$50,773
$44,145
$37,516
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Casting Director Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Casting Director Work In

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

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Public

Education

Private

Government

Industry Concentration

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

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Media

Fortune 500

Retail

Education

Technology

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