Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for golf professionals 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 6,917 golf professionals currently employed in the United States.
  • 8.0% of all golf professionals are women, while 92.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed golf professional is 35 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of golf professionals is White (66.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.4%), Black or African American (9.0%) and Unknown (5.6%).
  • Golf professionals are most in-demand in San Jose, CA.
  • The hospitality industry is the highest-paying for golf professionals.
  • Jackson, NJ pays an annual average wage of $63,700, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • 8% of all golf professionals are LGBT.
  • Massachusetts is the best state for golf professionals to live.
  • Golf professionals are 87% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Golf Professional Statistics By Gender

8.0% of golf professionals are women and 92.0% of golf professionals are men.

  • Male, 92.0%
  • Female, 8.0%

Golf Professionals By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male92.0%
Female8.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Golf Professional

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$38,144
female-income
Female Income
$37,228

Golf Professional Gender Over Time

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

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

Golf Professional Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201094.60%5.40%
201194.03%5.97%
201294.45%5.55%
201393.74%6.26%
201493.78%6.22%
201593.92%6.08%
201693.28%6.72%
201793.47%6.53%
201891.98%8.02%
201991.18%8.82%
202091.28%8.72%
202192.02%7.98%

Golf Professional Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, 19d cavalry scout and baseball player have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Harpist8%92%
Actress8%92%
Modern Dancer8%92%
Golf Professional92%8%
Assistant Varsity Football Coach98%2%
Baseball Player98%2%
19D Cavalry Scout99%1%
Male
Female

Golf Professional Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among golf professionals is White, which makes up 66.2% of all golf professionals. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 66.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.4%
  • Black or African American, 9.0%
  • Unknown, 5.6%
  • Asian, 5.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Golf Professional Race

Golf Professional RacePercentages
White66.2%
Hispanic or Latino13.4%
Black or African American9.0%
Unknown5.6%
Asian5.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Golf Professional 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 golf professionals.

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

Golf Professional Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201073.42%9.13%4.47%10.42%
201172.39%9.65%4.59%10.36%
201272.82%8.06%5.20%10.55%
201370.18%9.01%4.64%12.17%
201471.16%9.41%4.39%11.74%
201572.03%8.29%4.76%12.16%
201668.64%10.08%5.27%12.35%
201769.78%9.34%4.64%12.13%
201868.98%8.89%5.81%12.38%
201967.04%9.52%6.02%13.97%
202064.07%10.28%6.10%14.03%
202166.21%9.03%5.49%13.44%

Golf Professional Wage Gap By Race

Asian golf professionals have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White golf professionals have the lowest average salary at $37,502.
$40,000
$39,000
$38,000
$37,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$38,412
White$37,502
Black or African American$37,936
Asian$39,170
Hispanic or Latino$37,722

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Average Age of a Golf Professional

We determined the average age of golf professionals based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Golf Professional Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown3135
White3434.5
Black or African American3437
Asian31
Hispanic or Latino3530

Golf Professional Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of golf professional employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of golf professionals is 40+ years old, which represents 33% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Golf Professional Age

Golf Professional YearsPercentages
40+ years33%
30-40 years33%
20-30 years27%

Types of Golf Professional Degree Levels

The most common degree for golf professionals is bachelor's degree 75% of golf professionals earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 18% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 3%.

  • Bachelors, 75%
  • Associate, 18%
  • High School Diploma, 3%
  • Masters, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 1%

Golf Professionals By Education

Golf Professional DegreePercentages
Bachelors75%
Associate18%
High School Diploma3%
Masters3%
Other Degrees1%

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Golf Professional Wage Gap By Education

Golf professionals with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $43,129 annually. With a Masters degree, golf professionals earn a median annual income of $42,853 compared to $37,595 for golf professionals with an Associate degree.
$44,000
$42,000
$40,000
$38,000
$36,000
$34,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$35,606
Master's Degree$42,853
Bachelor's Degree$43,129
Some College/ Associate Degree$37,595

Golf Professional Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where golf professionals work. We found most golf professionals work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most golf professionals is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Golf Professional Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees11%
50 - 100 employees31%
100 - 500 employees37%
500 - 1,000 employees6%
1,000 - 10,000 employees10%
> 10,000 employees6%

The Types Of Companies Golf Professional Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Golf Professional Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education2%
Public10%
Private87%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Golf Professionals

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

Hospitality

Retail

Professional

Real Estate

Fortune 500

Golf Professional Turnover And Employment Statistics

Golf Professional 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 golf professionals changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Golf Professional Unemployment Rate By Year

YearGolf Professional Unemployment Rate
201010.64%
201110.09%
20129.54%
20137.83%
20146.50%
20156.51%
20166.01%
20176.48%
20184.49%
20193.86%
20208.79%
20216.62%

The Average Number of Years That Golf Professional Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,132 golf professionals resumes, we figured out that the average golf professional enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Golf Professional Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year10%
1-2 years33%
3-4 years19%
5-7 years18%
8-10 years7%
11+ years13%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Golf Professionals 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 golf professionals.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Pitcher5.42%22
Skater6.54%1,691
Golf Professional7.62%-
Singer8.54%414
Prompter13.74%246
News Technical Director14.31%74,706
Handbell Choir Director30.45%4,495

Golf Professional LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Pitcher5.42%22
Skater6.54%1,691
Singer8.54%414
Prompter13.74%246
News Technical Director14.31%74,706
Handbell Choir Director30.45%4,495

Foreign Languages Spoken By Golf Professionals

The most common foreign language among golf professionals is Spanish at 42.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Swedish at 10.5% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 10.5%.

  • Spanish, 42.1%
  • Swedish, 10.5%
  • Japanese, 10.5%
  • German, 5.3%
  • French, 5.3%
  • Other, 26.3%

Golf Professional Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish42.1%
Swedish10.5%
Japanese10.5%
German5.3%
French5.3%
Other26.3%

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Where Do Golf Professionals Earn The Most?

Golf professionals earn the most in New Jersey, where the average golf professional salary is $63,956. The map here shows where golf professionals 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 Golf Professionals?

By looking through more than 3,132 resumes, we found that the most popular places for golf professionals are Orlando, FL and Phoenix, AZ.

Number of Golf Professionals

Number Of Golf Professional Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,407$45,403
2Pennsylvania1,158$46,099
3Texas896$47,612
4Minnesota830$45,097
5Florida829$34,533
6Massachusetts768$61,737
7Ohio626$34,901
8New Jersey596$63,956
9Illinois589$40,900
10Indiana579$37,518
11Wisconsin485$33,727
12North Carolina480$39,055
13Colorado455$36,369
14Georgia433$31,801
15Michigan430$36,204
16Maryland385$41,802
17Virginia377$38,585
18Tennessee333$33,960
19Washington326$36,976
20Missouri320$33,357
21South Carolina311$45,256
22Arizona308$41,513
23Iowa291$29,427
24Oregon229$41,563
25Connecticut202$41,238
26Kentucky201$33,554
27Utah194$30,337
28Kansas176$29,619
29Alabama166$39,564
30Louisiana163$40,882
31Oklahoma149$33,077
32Maine148$44,843
33Delaware145$48,807
34West Virginia132$45,472
35Mississippi125$36,656
36North Dakota122$38,048
37Arkansas122$32,415
38Nevada114$42,295
39Nebraska111$37,369
40New Mexico105$42,346
41Rhode Island92$51,963
42District of Columbia82$53,131
43Idaho80$31,713
44Montana76$27,131
45New Hampshire72$42,096
46South Dakota70$27,375
47Hawaii68$58,758
48Wyoming61$22,494
49Alaska58$45,798
50Vermont51$51,918
51New York16$57,479

Golf Professional Demographics FAQs

How Many Golf Professional Are There In The Us?

There are over 6,917 Golf Professionals in the United States.

What Percentage Of Golf Professionals Are Black?

9.0% of Golf Professionals are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Golf Professionals?

Most a are White, with 66.2% of Golf Professionals belonging to this ethnicity. 13.4% of Golf Professionals are Hispanic or Latino, 9.0% of Golf Professionals are Black or African American, 5.6% of Golf Professionals are Unknown, 5.5% of Golf Professionals are Asian, and 0.3% of Golf Professionals are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Golf Professional Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Golf Professional jobs are male - dominated. 92% of Golf Professionals are male, and 8% are female, so there are more male Golf Professionals than female Golf Professionals in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Golf Professional?

The average Golf Professional is 36 years old. 33% of Golf Professionals are 40+ years old or older, 33% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 27% are between 20-30 years old

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