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 Pay Gap For Data Analyst
Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Data Analyst Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the data analyst position over time.
Data Analyst Gender By Year
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.
|Conference Planning Manager||9%||91%|
|Human Resources Administrative Assistant||9%||91%|
|Electronic Security Specialist||94%||6%|
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|
|Hispanic or Latino||8.0%|
|Black or African American||7.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.0%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Data Analyst Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Data Analyst Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$71,274|
|Hispanic or Latino||$70,712|
Data Analyst JOBS
Average Age of a Data Analyst
We determined the average age of data analysts based on ethnicity and gender.
Data Analyst Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||42||45|
|Hispanic or Latino||41||41|
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.
Data Analyst Age
|Data Analyst Years||Percentages|
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|
|High School Diploma||3%|
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Data Analyst Wage Gap By Education
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.
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
Data Analyst Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||1%|
|50 - 100 employees||1%|
|100 - 500 employees||2%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||5%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||29%|
|> 10,000 employees||62%|
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.
Data Analyst Jobs By Sector
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.
Data Analyst Industry Statistics
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|
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
Data Analyst Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||31%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Home Energy Inspector||8.65%||58,145|
|Major Donor Coordinator||11.29%||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