Foreign Service Officer Statistics By Gender

Among foreign service officers, 29.6% of them are women compared to 64.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 64.9%
  • Female, 29.6%
  • Unknown, 5.5%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
64.9%
Female
29.6%
Unknown
5.5%

Gender Pay Gap For Foreign Service Officer

Women Earn 90¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$128,060
female-income
Female Income
$115,456

Foreign Service Officer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the foreign service officer position over time.

Male
Female
79%
76%
74%
71%
69%
66%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
74.77%
25.23%
2009
74.39%
25.61%
2010
73.77%
26.23%
2011
72.99%
27.01%
2012
72.42%
27.58%
2013
71.98%
28.02%
2014
73.43%
26.57%
2015
72.94%
27.06%
2016
72.88%
27.12%
2017
72.17%
27.83%
2018
71.86%
28.14%

Foreign Service Officer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general superintendent and director of plant operations have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Administrative Assistant To General Manager11%85%
Manager Stylist13%83%
Alteration Manager15%82%
Foreign Service Officer65%30%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
Foreign Service Officer
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Foreign Service Officer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among foreign service officers is White, which makes up 80.0% of all foreign service officers. Comparatively, there are 7.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 80.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.2%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Black or African American, 3.4%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%
Job Title
Foreign Service Officer RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
80.0%
Hispanic or Latino
7.2%
Asian
7.1%
Black or African American
3.4%
Unknown
1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.8%

Foreign Service Officer 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 foreign service officers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
82.53%
3.41%
5.90%
6.36%
2011
82.72%
3.81%
5.53%
5.97%
2012
81.96%
3.74%
6.07%
6.44%
2013
82.22%
3.55%
6.17%
6.17%
2014
82.25%
3.68%
5.81%
6.50%
2015
82.19%
3.54%
5.80%
6.49%
2016
81.85%
3.45%
6.37%
6.33%
2017
80.49%
3.61%
6.90%
6.90%
2018
79.99%
3.45%
7.10%
7.21%

Foreign Service Officer Wage Gap By Race

$130,000
$127,000
$124,000
$121,000
$118,000
$115,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$117,506
White$127,951
Black or African American$119,267
Asian$122,343
Hispanic or Latino$121,724

Average Age of a Foreign Service Officer

We determined the average age of foreign service officers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
52.5
53
Unknown
48.5
45
Asian
50
49
Hispanic or Latino
50
48
White
54
53
American Indian and Alaska Native
49.5
49

Foreign Service Officer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of foreign service officer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of foreign service officers is 40+ years old, which represents 89% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Foreign Service Officer YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
0%
30-40 years
11%
40+ years
89%

Types of Foreign Service Officer Degree Levels

The most common degree for foreign service officers is bachelor's degree 62% of foreign service officers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 27% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 6%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 62%
  • Masters, 27%
  • Doctorate, 6%
  • Associate, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 2%
Job Title
Foreign Service Officer DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
62%
Masters
27%
Doctorate
6%
Associate
3%
Other Degrees
2%

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Foreign Service Officer Wage Gap By Education

$144,000
$136,000
$128,000
$120,000
$112,000
$104,000
$96,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Master's Degree$138,521
Bachelor's Degree$128,060
Doctorate Degree$135,235
Some College/ Associate Degree$103,152

Foreign Service Officer Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire foreign service officers.

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50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
50 - 100 employees
4%
100 - 500 employees
11%
500 - 1,000 employees
11%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
36%
> 10,000 employees
39%

The Types Of Companies Foreign Service Officer Work In

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

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
4%
Public
31%
Private
42%
Government
23%

Top Industries Hiring Foreign Service Officers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ foreign service officers. Those industries include finance, government and technology.

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Finance

Government

Technology

Fortune 500

Pharmaceutical

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Finance
34%
Government
13%
Technology
13%
Fortune 500
9%
Pharmaceutical
3%
Retail
3%
Media
3%
Non Profits
3%
Manufacturing
3%
Health Care
3%
Professional
3%
Education
3%
Insurance
3%
Telecommunication
3%

Foreign Service Officer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Foreign Service Officer 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 foreign service officers changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescForeign Service Officer Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
4.37%
2011
3.53%
2012
3.04%
2013
2.67%
2014
2.12%
2015
1.80%
2016
1.98%
2017
1.88%
2018
1.65%

The Average Number of Years That Foreign Service Officer Stay in a Job

By looking over 643 foreign service officers resumes, we figured out that the average foreign service officer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.

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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
11%
1-2 years
31%
3-4 years
18%
5-7 years
14%
8-10 years
7%
11+ years
19%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Foreign Service Officers 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 foreign service officers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Design Manager15.08%
Lead Generator17.88%
Foreign Service Officer19.04%
Crew Manager21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Pharmacist Manager28.57%
Household Manager29.21%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Design Manager
15.08%
Lead Generator
17.88%
Crew Manager
21.82%
Advertising Manager
25.47%
Pharmacist Manager
28.57%
Household Manager
29.21%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Foreign Service Officers

The most common foreign language among foreign service officers is Spanish at 25.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 19.4% and Russian is the third-most popular at 9.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 25.1%
  • French, 19.4%
  • Russian, 9.1%
  • Portuguese, 8.6%
  • Chinese, 6.3%
  • Other, 31.5%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
25.1%
French
19.4%
Russian
9.1%
Portuguese
8.6%
Chinese
6.3%
Other
31.5%

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