Laboratory Director Statistics and Facts in the US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for laboratory directors 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 29,749 laboratory directors currently employed in the United States.
- 40.8% of all laboratory directors are women, while only 52.5% are men.
- The average age of an employed laboratory director is 46 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of laboratory directors is White (66.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.3%) and Black or African American (9.9%).
- The majority of laboratory directors are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
- Laboratory directors are paid an average annual salary of $88,627.
- Laboratory directors average starting salary is $53,000.
- In 2021, women earned 90% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid laboratory directors earn as much as $147,000 or more.
- 29% of all laboratory directors are LGBT.
- Laboratory directors are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.
Laboratory Director Statistics By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Laboratory Director
Women Earn 90¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man
Laboratory Director Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the laboratory director position over time.
Laboratory Director Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.
|Early Childhood Services Coordinator||11%||86%|
|Community Health Nursing Director||12%||86%|
|Agronomy Research Manager||94%||4%|
Laboratory Director Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among laboratory directors is White, which makes up 66.8% of all laboratory directors. Comparatively, there are 13.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 66.8%
- Hispanic or Latino, 13.3%
- Black or African American, 9.9%
- Asian, 7.5%
- Unknown, 1.9%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%
Laboratory Director 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 laboratory directors.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Laboratory Director Wage Gap By Race
Average Age of a Laboratory Director
We determined the average age of laboratory directors based on ethnicity and gender.
Laboratory Director Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of laboratory director employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of laboratory directors is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.
Types of Laboratory Director Degree Levels
The most common degree for laboratory directors is bachelor's degree 60% of laboratory directors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 17% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 10%.
- Bachelors, 60%
- Masters, 17%
- Doctorate, 10%
- Associate, 9%
- Other Degrees, 4%
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Laboratory Director Wage Gap By Education
Laboratory Director Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ laboratory directors. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most laboratory directors is the health care industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire laboratory directors.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
The Types Of Companies Laboratory Director Work In
Employees with the laboratory director job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most laboratory directors prefer to work at private companies over education companies.
Top Industries Hiring Laboratory Directors
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ laboratory directors. Those industries include health care, education and non profits.
Laboratory Director Turnover And Employment Statistics
Laboratory Director 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 laboratory directors changed.
- Unemployment rate
The Average Number of Years That Laboratory Director Stay in a Job
By looking over 2,273 laboratory directors resumes, we figured out that the average laboratory director enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Laboratory Directors 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 laboratory directors.
|Administrative Assistant/Property Manager||15.36%|
|Arts And Sciences Dean||21.51%|
|Director Of Case Management||29.21%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Laboratory Directors
The most common foreign language among laboratory directors is Spanish at 47.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 8.8% and French is the third-most popular at 8.8%.
- Spanish, 47.5%
- German, 8.8%
- French, 8.8%
- Chinese, 6.3%
- Italian, 6.3%
- Other, 22.3%