Office Worker Statistics and Facts in the US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Office 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 863,953 Office Workers currently employed in the United States.
- 67.7% of all Office Workers are women, while 28.1% are men.
- The average age of an employed Office Worker is 46 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Office Workers is White (62.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.9%) and Black or African American (10.7%).
- The majority of Office Workers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
- Office Workers are paid an average annual salary of $30,170.
- Office Workers average starting salary is $18,000.
- In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Office Workers earn as much as $50,000 or more.
- 5% of all Office Workers are LGBT.
- Office Workers are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Education companies.
Office Worker Statistics By Gender
Among Office Workers, 67.7% of them are women compared to 28.1% which are men.
- Female, 67.7%
- Male, 28.1%
- Unknown, 4.2%
Gender Pay Gap For Office Worker
Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Office Worker Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Office Worker position over time.
Office Worker Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Blueprint Reader and Recovery Operator have the biggest difference in gender.
|Key Punch Operator||9%||89%|
Office Worker Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Office Workers is White, which makes up 62.6% of all Office Workers. Comparatively, there are 15.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 62.6%
- Hispanic or Latino, 15.9%
- Black or African American, 10.7%
- Asian, 7.4%
- Unknown, 2.4%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0%
|Office Worker Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||15.9%|
|Black or African American||10.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.0%|
Office 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 Office Workers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Office Worker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$30,705|
|Hispanic or Latino||$30,220|
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Average Age of an Office Worker
We determined the average age of Office Workers based on ethnicity and gender.
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||44|
|Black or African American||43||48|
|Hispanic or Latino||34||42|
Office Worker Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Office Worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Office Workers is 40+ years old, which represents 68% of the population.
|Office Worker Years||Percentages|
Types of Office Worker Degree Levels
The most common degree for Office Workers is Bachelor's Degree 48% of Office Workers earn that degree. A close second is High School Diploma with 22% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 18%.
- Bachelors, 48%
- High School Diploma, 22%
- Associate, 18%
- Diploma, 4%
- Other Degrees, 8%
|Office Worker Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||22%|
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Office Worker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$29,861|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$30,865|
Office Worker Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Office Workers. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Office Workers is the Education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Office Workers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
|< 50 employees||5%|
|50 - 100 employees||3%|
|100 - 500 employees||15%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||17%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||39%|
|> 10,000 employees||22%|
The Types Of Companies Office Worker Work In
Employees with the Office Worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Office Workers prefer to work at Private companies over Education companies.
Top Industries Hiring Office Workers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Office Workers. Those industries include Education, Retail and Professional.
Office Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics
Office 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 Office Workers changed.
- Unemployment rate
|Year||Office Worker Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Office Worker Stay in a Job
By looking over 7,516 Office Workers resumes, we figured out that the average Office Worker enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 38%.
Less than one year
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||38%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Office 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 Office Workers.
|Copy Center Operator||5.23%|
|Word Processor Operator||5.32%|
|Hand Inserter Operator||13.20%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Office Workers
The most common foreign language among Office Workers is Spanish at 53.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.4% and German is the third-most popular at 4.5%.
- Spanish, 53.2%
- French, 9.4%
- German, 4.5%
- Japanese, 4.5%
- Russian, 3.9%
- Other, 24.5%