Crew Member Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for crew members 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 2,701,446 crew members currently employed in the United States.
  • 49.0% of all crew members are women, while only 46.6% are men.
  • The average age of an employed crew member is 27 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of crew members is White (64.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.4%) and Black or African American (8.9%).
  • The majority of crew members are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Crew members are paid an average annual salary of $25,255.
  • Crew members average starting salary is $19,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 100% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid crew members earn as much as $33,000 or more.
  • 12% of all crew members are LGBT.
  • Crew members are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Crew Member Statistics By Gender

Among crew members, 49.0% of them are women compared to 46.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 49.0%
  • Male, 46.6%
  • Unknown, 4.4%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
Female
49.0%
49.0%
Male
Male
46.6%
46.6%
Unknown
Unknown
4.4%
4.4%

Gender Pay Gap For Crew Member

Women Earn $1.00 For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$26,328
female-income
Female Income
$26,358

Crew Member Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
42%
39%
36%
32%
29%
26%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
2008
31.86%
31.86%
68.14%
68.14%
2009
2009
31.77%
31.77%
68.23%
68.23%
2010
2010
33.28%
33.28%
66.72%
66.72%
2011
2011
32.79%
32.79%
67.21%
67.21%
2012
2012
33.98%
33.98%
66.02%
66.02%
2013
2013
32.99%
32.99%
67.01%
67.01%
2014
2014
34.43%
34.43%
65.57%
65.57%
2015
2015
33.29%
33.29%
66.71%
66.71%
2016
2016
35.31%
35.31%
64.69%
64.69%
2017
2017
37.82%
37.82%
62.18%
62.18%
2018
2018
34.69%
34.69%
65.31%
65.31%

Crew Member Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, busboy/waiter and host/waiter have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Head Waitress8%89%
Cocktail Waitress8%89%
Bartender, Cook, And Waitress8%89%
Crew Member47%49%
Bar Back & Bartender80%15%
Host/Waiter83%12%
Busboy/Waiter90%6%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Busboy/Waiter
Host/Waiter
Bar Back & Bartender
Crew Member
Bartender, Cook, And Waitress
Cocktail Waitress
Head Waitress
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Crew Member Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among crew members is White, which makes up 64.2% of all crew members. Comparatively, there are 15.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 64.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.4%
  • Black or African American, 8.9%
  • Asian, 7.8%
  • Unknown, 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%
Job Title
Crew Member RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
White
64.2%
64.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
15.4%
15.4%
Black or African American
Black or African American
8.9%
8.9%
Asian
Asian
7.8%
7.8%
Unknown
Unknown
3.0%
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.7%
0.7%

Crew 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 crew members.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
2010
65.41%
65.41%
10.51%
10.51%
5.90%
5.90%
14.91%
14.91%
2011
2011
66.34%
66.34%
11.97%
11.97%
6.12%
6.12%
12.90%
12.90%
2012
2012
65.16%
65.16%
11.87%
11.87%
6.54%
6.54%
13.30%
13.30%
2013
2013
64.28%
64.28%
11.19%
11.19%
6.30%
6.30%
15.23%
15.23%
2014
2014
64.21%
64.21%
12.02%
12.02%
6.51%
6.51%
14.05%
14.05%
2015
2015
64.47%
64.47%
10.83%
10.83%
7.47%
7.47%
13.93%
13.93%
2016
2016
63.10%
63.10%
10.90%
10.90%
6.75%
6.75%
15.19%
15.19%
2017
2017
61.81%
61.81%
10.90%
10.90%
7.40%
7.40%
15.29%
15.29%
2018
2018
64.21%
64.21%
8.93%
8.93%
7.82%
7.82%
15.38%
15.38%

Crew Member Wage Gap By Race

Hispanic or latino crew members have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american crew members have the lowest average salary at $25,953.
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
$25,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$26,049
White$26,129
Black or African American$25,953
Asian$26,602
Hispanic or Latino$26,984

Average Age of a Crew Member

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

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
Black or African American
21
21
25
25
Unknown
Unknown
20
20
22
22
Asian
Asian
28
28
30
30
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
21
21
23
23
White
White
22
22
24
24
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
27
27

Crew Member Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of crew member employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of crew members is 20-30 years old, which represents 41% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Crew Member YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
20-30 years
41%
41%
30-40 years
30-40 years
15%
15%
40+ years
40+ years
17%
17%

Types of Crew Member Degree Levels

The most common degree for crew members is high school diploma 51% of crew members earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 20% and rounding it off is associate degree with 14%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 51%
  • Bachelors, 20%
  • Associate, 14%
  • Diploma, 11%
  • Other Degrees, 4%
Job Title
Crew Member DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
51%
51%
Bachelors
Bachelors
20%
20%
Associate
Associate
14%
14%
Diploma
Diploma
11%
11%
Other Degrees
Other Degrees
4%
4%

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Crew Member Wage Gap By Education

Crew members with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $28,441 annually. With a Bachelors degree, crew members earn a median annual income of $27,737 compared to $27,250 for crew members with an Associate degree.
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$26,358
Master's Degree$28,441
Bachelor's Degree$27,737
Some College/ Associate Degree$27,250

Crew Member Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
< 50 employees
4%
4%
50 - 100 employees
50 - 100 employees
1%
1%
100 - 500 employees
100 - 500 employees
6%
6%
500 - 1,000 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
10%
10%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
36%
36%
> 10,000 employees
> 10,000 employees
43%
43%

The Types Of Companies Crew Member Work In

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

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
Education
1%
1%
Public
Public
33%
33%
Private
Private
64%
64%
Government
Government
2%
2%

Top Industries Hiring Crew Members

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

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Hospitality

Retail

Fortune 500

Professional

Media

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Hospitality
Hospitality
41%
41%
Retail
Retail
23%
23%
Fortune 500
Fortune 500
14%
14%
Professional
Professional
4%
4%
Media
Media
2%
2%
Construction
Construction
2%
2%
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
2%
2%
Non Profits
Non Profits
2%
2%
Transportation
Transportation
1%
1%
Government
Government
1%
1%
Automotive
Automotive
1%
1%
Health Care
Health Care
1%
1%
Finance
Finance
1%
1%
Technology
Technology
1%
1%
Energy
Energy
1%
1%
Education
Education
1%
1%
Agriculture
Agriculture
1%
1%
Start-up
Start-up
1%
1%

Crew Member Turnover And Employment Statistics

Crew 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 crew members changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescCrew Member Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
2010
14.75%
14.75%
2011
2011
16.23%
16.23%
2012
2012
13.34%
13.34%
2013
2013
12.58%
12.58%
2014
2014
10.04%
10.04%
2015
2015
8.71%
8.71%
2016
2016
10.19%
10.19%
2017
2017
9.58%
9.58%
2018
2018
9.31%
9.31%

The Average Number of Years That Crew Member Stay in a Job

By looking over 378,206 crew members resumes, we figured out that the average crew member enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 47%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
Less than 1 year
47%
47%
1-2 years
1-2 years
32%
32%
3-4 years
3-4 years
9%
9%
5-7 years
5-7 years
9%
9%
8-10 years
8-10 years
2%
2%
11+ years
11+ years
1%
1%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Crew 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 crew members.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Curber6.20%
Dish Washer7.11%
Dining Room Coordinator7.39%
Cook/Trainer8.79%
Bartender Extra9.06%
Food And Beverage Server9.75%
Crew Member11.55%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Curber
Curber
6.20%
6.20%
Dish Washer
Dish Washer
7.11%
7.11%
Dining Room Coordinator
Dining Room Coordinator
7.39%
7.39%
Cook/Trainer
Cook/Trainer
8.79%
8.79%
Bartender Extra
Bartender Extra
9.06%
9.06%
Food And Beverage Server
Food And Beverage Server
9.75%
9.75%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Crew Members

The most common foreign language among crew members is Spanish at 73.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.7% and German is the third-most popular at 2.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 73.7%
  • French, 7.7%
  • German, 2.5%
  • Japanese, 1.8%
  • Chinese, 1.8%
  • Other, 12.5%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
Spanish
73.7%
73.7%
French
French
7.7%
7.7%
German
German
2.5%
2.5%
Japanese
Japanese
1.8%
1.8%
Chinese
Chinese
1.8%
1.8%
Other
Other
12.5%
12.5%

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Crew Member Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a crew member can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of crew members is $26,909. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Crew Members Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Crew Members Located?

By looking through more than 378,206 resumes, we found that the most popular places for crew members are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Crew Members

Where Are Crew Members In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country crew members are in the most demand.

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