Manager Statistics in the US

The average employee age for managers is 44 years. The manager workforce reached a whopping 1,583,412 in 2020!

Among managers, we discovered that 46.1% of them are women, while 50.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among managers is White, which makes up 72.2% of all managers. Comparatively, there are 13.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.1% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of managers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Managers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, managers are more likely to find a job in the retail industry. Looking at manager statistics, we found was that New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware are where managers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about manager demographics? We analyzed 652,606 managers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for managers were.

Manager Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among managers is White, which makes up 72.2% of all managers. Comparatively, there are 13.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 72.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.3%
  • Asian, 6.1%
  • Black or African American, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Managers

The chart below shows that 56.5% of managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.1% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 3.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 56.5%
  • French, 8.1%
  • Arabic, 3.8%
  • Portuguese, 3.4%
  • Chinese, 3.3%
  • Other, 24.9%

Most Common Degree for Manager

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for managers. The most common degree for managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 36% of managers earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 25% and rounding it off is associate degree with 17%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 41%
  • Certificate degree, 19%
  • Associate degree, 15%
  • High School Diploma degree, 14%
  • Other Degrees, 11%

Manager 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 managers.

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

Manager Gender Over Time

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


Manager 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 managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Manager

By looking over 652,606 managers resumes, we figured out that the average manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of managers is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Managers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general superintendent and director of plant operations have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Administrative Assistant To General Manager11%85%
Manager Stylist13%83%
Alteration Manager15%82%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Managers 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 managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Engineering Manager15.08%
Assembly Member18.57%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Medical Officer28.57%
Director Of Outreach29.21%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Manager?

Male Income
Female Income

Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Manager 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
High School Diploma or Less$82,743
Some College/ Associate Degree$89,410
Bachelor's Degree$101,484
Master's Degree$125,493

Manager 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
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Manager Heatmaps

Where Do Managers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Managers Located?

By looking through more than 652,606 resumes, we found that the most popular places for managers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Managers

Where Are Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Manager Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Manager Jobs Are Remote?

0.9% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

99.1% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Manager Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

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

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