Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for data analysts 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 87,627 data analysts currently employed in the United States.
  • 49.8% of all data analysts are women, while 50.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed data analyst is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of data analysts is White (68.2%), followed by Asian (14.1%), Hispanic or Latino (8.0%) and Black or African American (7.3).
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • 10% of all data analysts are LGBT.
  • Data analysts are 65% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Data Analyst Statistics By Gender

49.8% of data analysts are women and 50.2% of data analysts are men.

  • Male, 50.2%
  • Female, 49.8%

Data Analysts By Gender

Gender  Percentages  
Male50.2%
Female49.8%

Gender Pay Gap For Data Analyst

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$74,188
female-income
Female Income
$71,333

Data Analyst Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Data Analyst Gender By Year

Year  Male  Female  
201052.15%47.85%
201151.83%48.17%
201252.07%47.93%
201351.63%48.37%
201449.96%50.04%
201551.42%48.58%
201650.66%49.34%
201750.10%49.90%
201852.02%47.98%
201950.31%49.69%

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, timber buyer and chief estimator have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Wedding Coordinator9%91%
Conference Planning Manager9%91%
Human Resources Administrative Assistant9%91%
Data Analyst50%50%
Electronic Security Specialist94%6%
Chief Estimator95%5%
Timber Buyer97%3%

Data Analyst Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among data analysts is White, which makes up 68.2% of all data analysts. Comparatively, there are 14.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 68.2%
  • Asian, 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.0%
  • Black or African American, 7.3%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.0%

Data Analyst Race

Data Analyst Race  Percentages  
White68.2%
Asian14.1%
Hispanic or Latino8.0%
Black or African American7.3%
Unknown2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.0%

Data Analyst 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 data analysts.

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

Data Analyst Race By Year

Year  White  Black or African American  Asian  Hispanic or Latino  
201073.63%7.25%11.18%5.95%
201172.89%7.34%11.56%6.21%
201271.83%7.72%11.96%6.40%
201371.71%7.41%12.37%6.40%
201472.02%7.49%12.44%6.03%
201570.92%7.02%12.71%7.02%
201670.70%6.95%13.08%6.90%
201770.28%7.26%13.09%7.00%
201870.38%6.71%13.37%7.10%
201968.16%7.26%14.06%7.97%

Data Analyst Wage Gap By Race

Asian data analysts have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino data analysts have the lowest average salary at $70,712.
$79,000
$77,000
$75,000
$73,000
$71,000
$69,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$71,354
White$73,635
Black or African American$71,274
Asian$76,826
Hispanic or Latino$70,712

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Average Age of a Data Analyst

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

Male
Female

Data Analyst Age By Race

Race  Male Age  Female Age  
Unknown3938
White4446
Black or African American4245
Asian3736
Hispanic or Latino4141

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.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Data Analyst Age

Data Analyst Years  Percentages  
40+ years59%
30-40 years28%
20-30 years13%

Types of Data Analyst Degree Levels

The most common degree for data analysts is bachelor's degree 65% of data analysts earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 15% and rounding it off is associate degree with 12%.

  • Bachelors, 65%
  • Masters, 15%
  • Associate, 12%
  • High School Diploma, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Data Analysts By Education

Data Analyst Degree  Percentages  
Bachelors65%
Masters15%
Associate12%
High School Diploma3%
Other Degrees5%

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Data Analyst Wage Gap By Education

Data analysts with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $86,672 annually. With a Masters degree, data analysts earn a median annual income of $81,657 compared to $74,188 for data analysts with an Bachelors degree.
$90,000
$87,000
$84,000
$81,000
$78,000
$75,000
$72,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$81,657
Bachelor's Degree$74,188
Doctorate Degree$86,672

Data Analyst Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where data analysts work. We found most data analysts work for a public company. 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.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Data Analyst Jobs By Employer Size

Company Size  Percentages  
< 50 employees1%
50 - 100 employees1%
100 - 500 employees2%
500 - 1,000 employees5%
1,000 - 10,000 employees29%
> 10,000 employees62%

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.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Data Analyst Jobs By Sector

Company Type  Percentages  
Education8%
Public65%
Private25%
Government1%

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, professional and health care.

Fortune 500

Technology

Finance

Health Care

Professional

Data Analyst Turnover And Employment Statistics

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

Data Analyst Unemployment Rate By Year

Year  Data Analyst Unemployment Rate  
20106.86%
20114.96%
20125.00%
20134.70%
20144.15%
20153.56%
20163.57%
20173.12%
20183.13%
20193.02%

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%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Data Analyst Tenure

Number or Years  Percentages  
Less than 1 year31%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years11%
5-7 years14%
8-10 years5%
11+ years5%

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.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Logistics Associate4.48%16,539
Estimating Assistant5.12%18,548
Home Energy Inspector8.65%58,145
Forms Examiner9.80%2,094
Data Analyst10.33%
Fashion Buyer10.52%15,688
Major Donor Coordinator11.29%17,673

Data Analyst LGBT Demographics

Profession  Percentages of LGBT   Job Openings  
Logistics Associate4.48%16,539
Estimating Assistant5.12%18,548
Home Energy Inspector8.65%58,145
Forms Examiner9.80%2,094
Fashion Buyer10.52%15,688
Major Donor Coordinator11.29%17,673

Foreign Languages Spoken By Data Analysts

The most common foreign language among data analysts is Spanish at 38.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.3% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 10.0%.

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

Data Analyst Languages Spoken

Foreign Language  Percentages  
Spanish38.7%
French11.3%
Chinese10.0%
Mandarin8.4%
German4.2%
Other27.4%

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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 $98,352. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Data Analysts Earn The Most?

Data analysts earn the most in New Jersey, where the average data analyst salary is $82,466. 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

Which State Has The Most Data Analysts?

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

Number of Data Analysts

Where Are Data Analysts In High Demand?

Data analysts are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 479 job openings for data analysts here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country data analysts are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Data Analyst Demographics FAQs

What percentage of Data Analysts are female?

49.7% of data analysts are female in the United States. This is 1.7 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female data analysts has increased by 1.8 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 43,550 female data analysts in the U.S. and 44,077 male data analysts in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 87,627 people with the specific job title of data analyst and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How many Data Analyst are there in the US?

There are over 87,627 Data Analysts in the United States.

What percentage of Data Analysts are black?

7.3% of Data Analysts are Black or African American

What race are most Data Analysts?

Most a are White, with 68.2% of Data Analysts belonging to this ethnicity. 14.1% of Data Analysts are Asian, 8.0% of Data Analysts are Hispanic or Latino, 7.3% of Data Analysts are Black or African American, 2.4% of Data Analysts are Unknown, and 0.0% of Data Analysts are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Data Analyst jobs male - dominated ?

Yes, Data Analyst jobs are male - dominated. 50% of Data Analysts are male, and 49% are female, so there are more male Data Analysts than female Data Analysts in the United States.

How old is the average Data Analyst ?

The average Data Analyst is 44 years old. 59% of Data Analysts are 40+ years old or older, 28% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 13% are between 20-30 years old

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