Ghost Writer Statistics By Gender

66.4% of ghost writers are women and 33.6% of ghost writers are men.

  • Female, 66.4%
  • Male, 33.6%

Ghost Writers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female66.4%
Male33.6%

Gender Pay Gap For Ghost Writer

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$63,912
female-income
Female Income
$60,541

Ghost Writer Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Ghost Writer Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201035.20%64.80%
201136.04%63.96%
201232.73%67.27%
201337.09%62.91%
201432.59%67.41%
201535.68%64.32%
201635.95%64.05%
201735.63%64.37%
201831.93%68.07%
201933.94%66.06%
202037.34%62.66%
202133.60%66.40%

Ghost Writer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, public address announcer and track announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Paraprofessional Interpreter12%88%
Deaf Interpreter15%85%
Fashion Journalist15%85%
Ghost Writer34%66%
Sports Announcer91%9%
Track Announcer92%8%
Public Address Announcer93%7%
Male
Female

Ghost Writer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among ghost writers is White, which makes up 71.3% of all ghost writers. Comparatively, there are 8.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 71.3%
  • Asian, 8.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.9%
  • Black or African American, 6.7%
  • Unknown, 5.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Ghost Writer Race

Ghost Writer RacePercentages
White71.3%
Asian8.8%
Hispanic or Latino7.9%
Black or African American6.7%
Unknown5.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Ghost Writer 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 ghost writers.

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

Ghost Writer Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201077.67%7.38%6.05%5.61%
201179.22%6.33%6.66%5.39%
201278.77%5.86%6.34%6.03%
201380.01%6.03%5.39%6.06%
201477.36%7.19%6.01%6.95%
201577.25%7.64%7.27%6.17%
201679.18%5.29%7.41%6.18%
201778.07%7.28%5.88%6.79%
201877.07%6.01%8.03%6.38%
201978.10%5.54%7.58%5.80%
202071.59%5.08%9.50%7.29%
202171.27%6.72%8.78%7.89%

Ghost Writer Wage Gap By Race

Asian ghost writers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino ghost writers have the lowest average salary at $59,597.
$70,000
$68,000
$66,000
$64,000
$62,000
$60,000
$58,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$64,475
White$61,694
Black or African American$65,058
Asian$69,146
Hispanic or Latino$59,597

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Average Age of a Ghost Writer

We determined the average age of ghost writers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Ghost Writer Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown45
White4844.5
Black or African American32
Asian5041
Hispanic or Latino4134.5

Ghost Writer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of ghost writer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of ghost writers is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Ghost Writer Age

Ghost Writer YearsPercentages
40+ years65%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years10%

Types of Ghost Writer Degree Levels

The most common degree for ghost writers is bachelor's degree 70% of ghost writers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 9%.

  • Bachelors, 70%
  • Masters, 14%
  • Associate, 9%
  • Doctorate, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Ghost Writers By Education

Ghost Writer DegreePercentages
Bachelors70%
Masters14%
Associate9%
Doctorate4%
Other Degrees3%

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Ghost Writer Wage Gap By Education

$68,000
$67,000
$66,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$66,396
Bachelor's Degree$66,950

Ghost Writer Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where ghost writers work. We found most ghost writers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most ghost writers is the media industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Ghost Writer Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees8%
50 - 100 employees21%
100 - 500 employees26%
500 - 1,000 employees17%
1,000 - 10,000 employees11%
> 10,000 employees17%

The Types Of Companies Ghost Writer Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Ghost Writer Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education4%
Public23%
Private67%
Government6%

Top Industries Hiring Ghost Writers

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

Media

Professional

Retail

Technology

Internet

Ghost Writer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Ghost Writer 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 ghost writers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Ghost Writer Unemployment Rate By Year

YearGhost Writer Unemployment Rate
20109.51%
20118.24%
20127.83%
20136.26%
20144.75%
20154.38%
20164.41%
20174.58%
20185.16%
20194.19%
20205.41%
20214.60%

The Average Number of Years That Ghost Writer Stay in a Job

By looking over 431 ghost writers resumes, we figured out that the average ghost writer enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 27%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Ghost Writer Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year27%
1-2 years20%
3-4 years11%
5-7 years21%
8-10 years8%
11+ years12%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Ghost Writers 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 ghost writers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Contributing Reporter10.10%1,783
Radio Broadcaster10.34%2,182
Ghost Writer10.84%-
Communications Specialist12.01%42,819
Sign Language Translator14.90%21,938
Blogger, Founder16.36%937
Disc Jockey16.36%1,991

Ghost Writer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Contributing Reporter10.10%1,783
Radio Broadcaster10.34%2,182
Communications Specialist12.01%42,819
Sign Language Translator14.90%21,938
Blogger, Founder16.36%937
Disc Jockey16.36%1,991

Foreign Languages Spoken By Ghost Writers

The most common foreign language among ghost writers is Spanish at 28.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 17.9% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 14.3%.

  • Spanish, 28.6%
  • French, 17.9%
  • Japanese, 14.3%
  • German, 10.7%
  • Mandarin, 7.1%
  • Other, 21.4%

Ghost Writer Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish28.6%
French17.9%
Japanese14.3%
German10.7%
Mandarin7.1%
Other21.4%

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Ghost Writer Demographics FAQs

How Many Ghost Writer Are There In The Us?

There are over 171 Ghost Writers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Ghost Writers Are Black?

6.7% of Ghost Writers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Ghost Writers?

Most a are White, with 71.3% of Ghost Writers belonging to this ethnicity. 8.8% of Ghost Writers are Asian, 7.9% of Ghost Writers are Hispanic or Latino, 6.7% of Ghost Writers are Black or African American, 5.0% of Ghost Writers are Unknown, and 0.3% of Ghost Writers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Ghost Writer Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Ghost Writer jobs are not male - dominated. 66% of Ghost Writers are female, and 33% are male, so there are more female Ghost Writers than male Ghost Writers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Ghost Writer?

The average Ghost Writer is 46 years old. 65% of Ghost Writers are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 10% are between 20-30 years old

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