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Data Analyst Demographics in the US

The average employee age for data analysts is 43 years. The data analyst workforce reached a whopping 81,065 in 2020!

Among data analysts, we discovered that 46.0% of them are women, while 46.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among data analysts is White, which makes up 70.8% of all data analysts. Comparatively, there are 13.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Data Analyst Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 81,065 data analysts currently employed in the United States.
  • 46.0% of all data analysts are women, while only 46.6% are men.
  • The average age of an employed data analyst is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of data analysts is White (70.8%), followed by Asian (13.1%) and Hispanic or Latino (7.0%).
  • The majority of data analysts are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Data analysts are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • Data analysts are paid an average annual salary of $67,856.
  • Jersey City, NJ pays an annual average wage of $77,026, the highest in the US.
  • Data analysts average starting salary is $51,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid data analysts earn as much as $88,000 or more.
  • Connecticut is the best state for data analysts to live.
  • Data analysts are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Data Analyst Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among data analysts is White, which makes up 70.8% of all data analysts. Comparatively, there are 13.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 70.8%
  • Asian, 13.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.1%
  • Black or African American, 6.6%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Data Analysts

The chart below shows that 38.7% of data analysts speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.3% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 10.0%.

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  • Spanish, 38.7%
  • French, 11.3%
  • Chinese, 10.0%
  • Mandarin, 8.4%
  • German, 4.2%
  • Other, 27.4%

Types of Data Analyst Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for data analysts. The most common degree for data analysts is bachelor's degree. In fact, 59% of data analysts earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 59%
  • Masters degree, 14%
  • Associate degree, 11%
  • High School Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 13%

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Data Analyst Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ data analysts. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most data analysts is the technology industry.

Company Size

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

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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 Data Analyst Work In

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

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Private

Public

Education

Government

Top Industries Hiring Data Analysts

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ data analysts. Those industries include technology, finance and health care.

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Fortune 500

Technology

Finance

Health Care

Professional

Data Analyst Diversity

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

Data Analyst 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 data analysts.

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

Data Analyst Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
65%
62%
60%
57%
55%
52%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Data Analyst 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 data analysts changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Data Analyst Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of data analysts based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Data Analyst Stay in a Job

By looking over 61,216 data analysts resumes, we figured out that the average data analyst enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Data Analyst Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of data analyst employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of data analysts is 40+ years old, which represents 59% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Data Analyst Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, grain elevator worker and chief estimator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Human Resources Administrative Assistant11%85%
Wedding Coordinator11%83%
Assistant To Human Resources Director12%83%
Data Analyst47%46%
Timber Buyer88%7%
Chief Estimator91%6%
Grain Elevator Worker91%8%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Grain Elevator Worker
Chief Estimator
Timber Buyer
Data Analyst
Assistant To Human Resources Director
Wedding Coordinator
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Data Analysts 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 data analysts.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Commodity Analyst12.70%
Senior Executive Recruiter16.05%
Associate Merchandise Buyer16.98%
Supervisory Training Specialist18.40%
Adjuster19.42%
Data Analyst20.62%
Athletic Agent23.56%

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Data Analyst Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$72,899
female-income
Female Income
$70,023

Data Analyst Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$79,764
$77,716
$75,667
$73,619
$71,570
$69,522
$67,473
$65,424
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Data Analyst 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$75,667
Master's Degree$82,797
Doctorate Degree$84,466

Data Analyst 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
$88,022
$84,466
$80,911
$77,355
$73,799
$70,244
$66,688
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Data Analyst Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a data analyst can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of data analysts is $95,275. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Data Analysts Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Data Analysts Located?

By looking through more than 61,216 resumes, we found that the most popular places for data analysts are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Data Analysts

Where Are Data Analysts In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country data analysts are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings