Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for human services workers 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 4,645 human services workers currently employed in the United States.
- 67.5% of all human services workers are women, while 32.5% are men.
- The average age of an employed human services worker is 42 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of human services workers is White (58.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.0%), Black or African American (14.6%) and Asian (6.3%).
- In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
- 13% of all human services workers are LGBT.
- Human services workers are 48% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.
Human Services Worker Statistics By Gender
67.5% of human services workers are women and 32.5% of human services workers are men.
- Female, 67.5%
- Male, 32.5%
Human Services Workers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Human Services Worker
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Human Services Worker Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the human services worker position over time.
Human Services Worker Gender By Year
Human Services Worker Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, public health worker and rehabilitation engineer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Certified Lactation Counselor||3%||97%|
|Human Services Worker||33%||67%|
|Public Health Worker||81%||19%|
Human Services Worker Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among human services workers is White, which makes up 58.6% of all human services workers. Comparatively, there are 16.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 14.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 58.6%
- Hispanic or Latino, 16.0%
- Black or African American, 14.6%
- Asian, 6.3%
- Unknown, 2.7%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.8%
Human Services Worker Race
|Human Services Worker Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||16.0%|
|Black or African American||14.6%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.8%|
Human Services Worker 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 human services workers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Human Services Worker Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Human Services Worker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$28,038|
|Hispanic or Latino||$27,568|
Human Services Worker JOBS
Average Age of a Human Services Worker
We determined the average age of human services workers based on ethnicity and gender.
Human Services Worker Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||40||44|
|Hispanic or Latino||40.5||39|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||39.5|
Human Services Worker Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of human services worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of human services workers is 40+ years old, which represents 57% of the population.
Human Services Worker Age
|Human Services Worker Years||Percentages|
Types of Human Services Worker Degree Levels
The most common degree for human services workers is bachelor's degree 49% of human services workers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 18% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 16%.
- Bachelors, 49%
- Associate, 18%
- High School Diploma, 16%
- Masters, 9%
- Other Degrees, 8%
Human Services Workers By Education
|Human Services Worker Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||16%|
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Human Services Worker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$27,191|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$28,207|
Human Services Worker Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where human services workers work. We found most human services workers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most human services workers is the government industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire human services workers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Human Services Worker Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||6%|
|50 - 100 employees||5%|
|100 - 500 employees||28%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||16%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||38%|
|> 10,000 employees||7%|
The Types Of Companies Human Services Worker Work In
Employees with the human services worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most human services workers prefer to work at private companies over government companies.
Human Services Worker Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Human Services Workers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ human services workers. Those industries include government, professional and non profits.
Human Services Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics
Human Services Worker 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 human services workers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Human Services Worker Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Human Services Worker Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Human Services Worker Stay in a Job
By looking over 2,294 human services workers resumes, we figured out that the average human services worker enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.
Less than one year
Human Services Worker Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||25%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Human Services Workers 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 human services workers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Human Services Worker||13.09%|
|Social Insurance Analyst||14.20%||60,694|
|Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor||18.25%||3,529|
|Nephrology Social Worker||19.71%||43,290|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Human Services Workers
The most common foreign language among human services workers is Spanish at 76.4%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.3% and Swahili is the third-most popular at 1.8%.
- Spanish, 76.4%
- French, 7.3%
- Swahili, 1.8%
- Chinese, 1.8%
- German, 1.8%
- Other, 10.9%
Human Services Worker Languages Spoken