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Graduate Research Student Demographics in the US

The average employee age for graduate research students is 44 years. The graduate research student workforce reached a whopping 164,568 in 2020!

Among graduate research students, we discovered that 47.5% of them are women, while 43.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among graduate research students is White, which makes up 57.3% of all graduate research students. Comparatively, there are 16.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.4% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of graduate research students are located in NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Graduate Research Student Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 164,568 graduate research students currently employed in the United States.
  • 47.5% of all graduate research students are women, while only 43.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed graduate research student is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of graduate research students is White (57.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.7%) and Asian (11.4%).
  • The majority of graduate research students are located in NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.
  • Graduate research students are most in-demand in Cleveland, OH.
  • Graduate research students are paid an average annual salary of $35,377.
  • Boston, MA pays an annual average wage of $52,895, the highest in the US.
  • Graduate research students average starting salary is $26,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid graduate research students earn as much as $46,000 or more.
  • Massachusetts is the best state for graduate research students to live.
  • Graduate research students are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

Graduate Research Student Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among graduate research students is White, which makes up 57.3% of all graduate research students. Comparatively, there are 16.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.4% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 57.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.7%
  • Asian, 11.4%
  • Black or African American, 11.3%
  • Unknown, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Graduate Research Students

The chart below shows that 41.8% of graduate research students speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.6% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 7.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 41.8%
  • French, 10.6%
  • Chinese, 7.8%
  • Mandarin, 7.7%
  • German, 4.4%
  • Other, 27.7%

Types of Graduate Research Student Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for graduate research students. The most common degree for graduate research students is bachelor's degree. In fact, 72% of graduate research students earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 12% and rounding it off is associate degree with 4%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 72%
  • Masters degree, 12%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • Doctorate degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

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Graduate Research Student 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 graduate research students.

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

Graduate Research Student Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the graduate research student position over time.

Male
Female
56%
54%
51%
49%
46%
44%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Graduate Research Student 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 graduate research students changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Graduate Research Student Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of graduate research students based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Graduate Research Student Stay in a Job

By looking over 22,747 graduate research students resumes, we figured out that the average graduate research student enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 53%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Graduate Research Student Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of graduate research student employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of graduate research students is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Graduate Research Student Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, diesel technology instructor and assistant professor of air conditioning and refrigeration have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Nutrition Professor12%87%
Adjunct Nursing Faculty12%85%
Decorating Instructor13%87%
Graduate Research Student43%47%
Hvac/R Instructor90%4%
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration94%3%
Diesel Technology Instructor95%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Diesel Technology Instructor
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration
Hvac/R Instructor
Graduate Research Student
Decorating Instructor
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Nutrition Professor
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Graduate Research Students 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 graduate research students.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Course Assistant7.64%
Graduate Research Student7.64%
Instructional Designer8.68%
Reading Specialist12.86%
Teacher13.03%
Martial Arts Instructor13.71%

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Graduate Research Student Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$34,193
female-income
Female Income
$31,741

Graduate Research Student Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$36,592
$35,371
$34,150
$32,929
$31,708
$30,487
$29,266
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Graduate Research Student Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$32,835
Some College/ Associate Degree$32,922
Bachelor's Degree$34,364
Master's Degree$37,217

Graduate Research Student Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$38,900
$37,217
$35,534
$33,852
$32,169
$30,487
$28,804
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Graduate Research Student Heatmaps

Where Do Graduate Research Students Earn The Most?

The map here shows where graduate research students earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Graduate Research Students Located?

By looking through more than 22,747 resumes, we found that the most popular places for graduate research students are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of Graduate Research Students

Where Are Graduate Research Students In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country graduate research students are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Graduate Research Student Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ graduate research students. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most graduate research students is the education industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire graduate research students.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Graduate Research Student Work In

Employees with the graduate research student job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most graduate research students prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Education

Private

Government

Top Industries Hiring Graduate Research Students

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ graduate research students. Those industries include education, hospitality and manufacturing.

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Education

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Health Care

Technology