Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for martial arts instructors 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 11,176 martial arts instructors currently employed in the United States.
  • 20.7% of all martial arts instructors are women, while 79.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed martial arts instructor is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of martial arts instructors is White (60.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.8%), Black or African American (10.3%) and Asian (7.0%).
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • 12% of all martial arts instructors are LGBT.
  • Martial arts instructors are 60% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Martial Arts Instructor Statistics By Gender

20.7% of martial arts instructors are women and 79.3% of martial arts instructors are men.

  • Male, 79.3%
  • Female, 20.7%

Martial Arts Instructors By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male79.3%
Female20.7%

Gender Pay Gap For Martial Arts Instructor

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$35,072
female-income
Female Income
$33,234

Martial Arts Instructor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the martial arts instructor position over time.

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

Martial Arts Instructor Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201078.30%21.70%
201177.93%22.07%
201279.67%20.33%
201379.09%20.91%
201479.18%20.82%
201577.65%22.35%
201679.28%20.72%
201779.60%20.40%
201880.25%19.75%
201979.28%20.72%
202078.98%21.02%
202179.34%20.66%

Martial Arts Instructor Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, guitar instructor and rescue instructor have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Early Childhood Education Instructor6%94%
Ballet Teacher7%93%
Horseback Riding Instructor12%88%
Martial Arts Instructor79%21%
Guitar Teacher83%17%
Rescue Instructor85%15%
Guitar Instructor88%12%

Martial Arts Instructor Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among martial arts instructors is White, which makes up 60.6% of all martial arts instructors. Comparatively, there are 15.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 60.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.8%
  • Black or African American, 10.3%
  • Asian, 7.0%
  • Unknown, 5.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Martial Arts Instructor Race

Martial Arts Instructor RacePercentages
White60.6%
Hispanic or Latino15.8%
Black or African American10.3%
Asian7.0%
Unknown5.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Martial Arts Instructor 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 martial arts instructors.

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

Martial Arts Instructor Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201064.95%11.12%6.54%14.02%
201163.99%11.27%6.88%14.58%
201264.02%10.54%7.27%15.01%
201363.36%10.31%7.17%15.45%
201462.91%10.27%8.43%14.89%
201563.97%9.72%7.96%14.70%
201662.82%10.31%7.32%15.74%
201762.38%9.93%8.08%15.88%
201865.60%9.94%6.44%14.56%
201966.45%9.34%6.15%14.74%
202063.08%9.88%6.13%15.07%
202160.64%10.28%7.00%15.81%

Martial Arts Instructor Wage Gap By Race

Asian martial arts instructors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american martial arts instructors have the lowest average salary at $33,815.
$37,000
$36,000
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$35,126
White$35,342
Black or African American$33,815
Asian$36,067
Hispanic or Latino$35,048

Average Age of a Martial Arts Instructor

We determined the average age of martial arts instructors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Martial Arts Instructor Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4345
Unknown4042
Asian4047
Hispanic or Latino3938
White4444
American Indian and Alaska Native47

Martial Arts Instructor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of martial arts instructor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of martial arts instructors is 40+ years old, which represents 59% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Martial Arts Instructor Age

Martial Arts Instructor YearsPercentages
40+ years59%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years16%

Types of Martial Arts Instructor Degree Levels

The most common degree for martial arts instructors is bachelor's degree 54% of martial arts instructors earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 19% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 13%.

  • Bachelors, 54%
  • Associate, 19%
  • High School Diploma, 13%
  • Masters, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Martial Arts Instructors By Education

Martial Arts Instructor DegreePercentages
Bachelors54%
Associate19%
High School Diploma13%
Masters8%
Other Degrees6%

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Martial Arts Instructor Wage Gap By Education

Martial arts instructors with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $42,027 annually. With a Masters degree, martial arts instructors earn a median annual income of $38,633 compared to $35,599 for martial arts instructors with an Bachelors degree.
$44,000
$41,000
$38,000
$35,000
$32,000
$29,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$31,783
Master's Degree$38,633
Bachelor's Degree$35,599
Doctorate Degree$42,027
Some College/ Associate Degree$34,412

Martial Arts Instructor Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where martial arts instructors work. We found most martial arts instructors work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most martial arts instructors is the education industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Martial Arts Instructor Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees16%
50 - 100 employees25%
100 - 500 employees21%
500 - 1,000 employees4%
1,000 - 10,000 employees27%
> 10,000 employees8%

The Types Of Companies Martial Arts Instructor Work In

Employees with the martial arts instructor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most martial arts instructors prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Martial Arts Instructor Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education25%
Public8%
Private60%
Government7%

Top Industries Hiring Martial Arts Instructors

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ martial arts instructors. Those industries include education, health care and non profits.

Education

Health Care

Non Profits

Hospitality

Government

Martial Arts Instructor Turnover And Employment Statistics

Martial Arts Instructor 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 martial arts instructors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Martial Arts Instructor Unemployment Rate By Year

YearMartial Arts Instructor Unemployment Rate
20106.57%
20117.82%
20127.21%
20136.49%
20146.03%
20154.80%
20164.35%
20173.81%
20183.39%
20193.21%
20206.38%
20215.86%

The Average Number of Years That Martial Arts Instructor Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,234 martial arts instructors resumes, we figured out that the average martial arts instructor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 23%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Martial Arts Instructor Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year10%
1-2 years23%
3-4 years19%
5-7 years19%
8-10 years8%
11+ years22%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Martial Arts Instructors 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 martial arts instructors.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Classroom Assistant6.04%49,273
Substitute Instructor9.25%67,752
Reference Librarian10.75%1,058
Martial Arts Instructor11.80%-
Instructor Of Spanish12.94%25,516
Library Technician13.69%24,941
Curriculum Specialist16.25%1,583

Martial Arts Instructor LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Classroom Assistant6.04%49,273
Substitute Instructor9.25%67,752
Reference Librarian10.75%1,058
Instructor Of Spanish12.94%25,516
Library Technician13.69%24,941
Curriculum Specialist16.25%1,583

Foreign Languages Spoken By Martial Arts Instructors

The most common foreign language among martial arts instructors is Spanish at 38.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.2% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 7.8%.

  • Spanish, 38.7%
  • French, 8.2%
  • Chinese, 7.8%
  • Thai, 7.0%
  • Japanese, 5.9%
  • Other, 32.4%

Martial Arts Instructor Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish38.7%
French8.2%
Chinese7.8%
Thai7.0%
Japanese5.9%
Other32.4%

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Where Do Martial Arts Instructors Earn The Most?

Martial arts instructors earn the most in Hawaii, where the average martial arts instructor salary is $48,743. The map here shows where martial arts instructors 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 Martial Arts Instructors?

By looking through more than 3,234 resumes, we found that the most popular places for martial arts instructors are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Martial Arts Instructors

Number Of Martial Arts Instructor Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,703$34,816
2Texas782$31,709
3Florida744$35,360
4Georgia664$30,882
5Virginia580$32,995
6New York539$46,438
7North Carolina522$28,521
8Colorado504$35,545
9New Jersey437$44,218
10Illinois435$29,588
11Michigan404$33,888
12Pennsylvania357$29,484
13South Carolina355$36,762
14Ohio340$29,698
15Massachusetts296$40,171
16Maryland268$36,159
17Oregon250$29,739
18Washington231$33,209
19Arizona229$35,488
20Minnesota215$32,835
21Wisconsin179$33,887
22Tennessee175$31,442
23Iowa165$21,044
24Alabama145$26,796
25Missouri143$29,609
26Louisiana135$35,863
27Nevada133$35,796
28Kentucky127$28,407
29Indiana123$35,087
30Utah118$31,727
31Kansas100$31,068
32Connecticut95$38,710
33Oklahoma91$33,241
34Mississippi89$27,733
35New Mexico79$29,234
36Montana66$31,637
37Delaware66$31,622
38Nebraska66$29,333
39Hawaii60$48,743
40Alaska56$23,970
41West Virginia54$35,255
42Idaho54$33,532
43New Hampshire48$38,302
44Wyoming45$30,389
45Rhode Island42$33,450
46Maine37$38,987
47Arkansas37$27,374
48South Dakota35$32,428
49North Dakota34$32,050
50Vermont30$32,902
51District of Columbia30$30,463

Martial Arts Instructor Demographics FAQs

How Many Martial Arts Instructor Are There In The Us?

There are over 11,176 Martial Arts Instructors in the United States.

What Percentage Of Martial Arts Instructors Are Black?

10.3% of Martial Arts Instructors are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Martial Arts Instructors?

Most a are White, with 60.6% of Martial Arts Instructors belonging to this ethnicity. 15.8% of Martial Arts Instructors are Hispanic or Latino, 10.3% of Martial Arts Instructors are Black or African American, 7.0% of Martial Arts Instructors are Asian, 5.7% of Martial Arts Instructors are Unknown, and 0.6% of Martial Arts Instructors are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Martial Arts Instructor Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Martial Arts Instructor jobs are male - dominated. 79% of Martial Arts Instructors are male, and 20% are female, so there are more male Martial Arts Instructors than female Martial Arts Instructors in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Martial Arts Instructor?

The average Martial Arts Instructor is 43 years old. 59% of Martial Arts Instructors are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 16% are between 20-30 years old

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