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.
  • 71.8% of all office workers are women, while 28.2% 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%), Black or African American (10.7%) and Asian (7.4%).
  • Office workers are most in-demand in Mobile, AL.
  • The education industry is the highest-paying for office workers.
  • 5% of all office workers are LGBT.

Office Worker Statistics By Gender

71.8% of office workers are women and 28.2% of office workers are men.

  • Female, 71.8%
  • Male, 28.2%

Office Workers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female71.8%
Male28.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Office Worker

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$35,437
female-income
Female Income
$33,396

Office Worker Gender Over Time

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

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

Office Worker Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201029.87%70.13%
201129.00%71.00%
201228.59%71.41%
201329.12%70.88%
201430.83%69.17%
201530.78%69.22%
201630.75%69.25%
201732.08%67.92%
201832.13%67.87%
201929.30%70.70%

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.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Statistical Typist6%94%
Medical Typist7%93%
Insurance Biller7%93%
Office Worker28%72%
High Speed Printer Operator85%15%
Recovery Operator88%12%
Blueprint Reader95%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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

Office Worker RacePercentages
White62.6%
Hispanic or Latino15.9%
Black or African American10.7%
Asian7.4%
Unknown2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.0%

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.

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

Office Worker Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201066.74%11.62%6.35%12.49%
201165.34%12.10%5.89%13.31%
201264.93%11.60%6.17%14.10%
201365.02%11.29%6.10%14.06%
201464.72%11.48%6.63%13.84%
201564.78%10.78%6.55%14.49%
201664.03%11.45%6.79%14.26%
201764.74%10.32%6.68%14.80%
201865.07%9.94%7.00%14.54%
201962.61%10.71%7.36%15.91%

Office Worker Wage Gap By Race

Asian office workers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White office workers have the lowest average salary at $33,530.
$37,000
$36,000
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$34,347
White$33,530
Black or African American$34,331
Asian$36,045
Hispanic or Latino$33,828

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Average Age of an Office Worker

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

Male
Female

Office Worker Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4348
Unknown3141
Asian39.547
Hispanic or Latino3442
White4452
American Indian and Alaska Native44

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.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Office Worker Age

Office Worker YearsPercentages
40+ years68%
30-40 years18%
20-30 years14%

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 Workers By Education

Office Worker DegreePercentages
Bachelors48%
High School Diploma22%
Associate18%
Diploma4%
Other Degrees8%

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Office Worker Wage Gap By Education

Office workers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $37,422 annually. With a Bachelors degree, office workers earn a median annual income of $36,152 compared to $34,523 for office workers with an Associate degree.
$39,000
$38,000
$37,000
$36,000
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$33,396
Master's Degree$37,422
Bachelor's Degree$36,152
Some College/ Associate Degree$34,523

Office Worker Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where office workers work. We found most office workers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most office workers is the retail industry.

Company Size

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

> 10,000

Office Worker Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees5%
50 - 100 employees3%
100 - 500 employees15%
500 - 1,000 employees17%
1,000 - 10,000 employees39%
> 10,000 employees22%

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.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Office Worker Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education34%
Public22%
Private40%
Government5%

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 retail, non profits and professional.

Education

Retail

Fortune 500

Professional

Non Profits

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

Office Worker Unemployment Rate By Year

YearOffice Worker Unemployment Rate
20109.07%
20118.89%
20127.87%
20136.76%
20145.54%
20154.73%
20164.70%
20173.88%
20183.88%
20193.74%

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

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Office Worker Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year38%
1-2 years33%
3-4 years12%
5-7 years9%
8-10 years3%
11+ years5%

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.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Copy Center Operator5.23%54,046
Word Processor Operator5.32%32,059
Office Worker5.34%
Verifier Operator7.28%30,209
Insurance Clerk8.61%147,755
Chart Changer11.51%2200.00%
Hand Inserter Operator13.20%30,249

Office Worker LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Copy Center Operator5.23%54,046
Word Processor Operator5.32%32,059
Verifier Operator7.28%30,209
Insurance Clerk8.61%147,755
Chart Changer11.51%22
Hand Inserter Operator13.20%30,249

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%

Office Worker Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish53.2%
French9.4%
German4.5%
Japanese4.5%
Russian3.9%
Other24.5%

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Office Worker Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an office worker can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of office workers is $59,041. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Which State Has The Most Office Workers?

By looking through more than 7,516 resumes, we found that the most popular places for office workers are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Office Workers

Number Of Office Worker Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California6,078$65,212
2Texas3,819$44,374
3Florida3,756$42,978
4Georgia1,910$50,241
5North Carolina1,764$45,304
6Virginia1,729$47,231
7Washington1,508$46,852
8New York1,360$44,745
9Tennessee1,354$38,760
10Missouri1,237$38,964
11Colorado1,028$45,829
12Pennsylvania974$42,198
13Oregon937$47,405
14Illinois888$39,289
15South Carolina872$40,817
16Ohio761$44,046
17New Jersey732$46,827
18Alabama700$38,625
19Utah681$41,295
20Michigan664$41,084
21Massachusetts656$36,773
22Connecticut645$38,871
23Louisiana614$41,357
24Oklahoma537$36,753
25Indiana536$40,011
26Arizona495$53,219
27Minnesota456$39,266
28Nebraska440$37,902
29Wisconsin420$37,224
30Maryland397$45,726
31Iowa378$39,455
32New Mexico376$38,395
33Idaho344$34,211
34West Virginia335$37,988
35South Dakota238$31,132
36Kentucky231$42,890
37Kansas198$34,479
38Nevada187$55,520
39Delaware184$44,376
40District of Columbia177$57,785
41Arkansas129$43,300
42New Hampshire118$35,555
43Alaska108$40,784
44Mississippi104$42,296
45Maine89$33,446
46Montana87$35,724
47Rhode Island84$41,454
48North Dakota68$36,331
49Wyoming53$38,422
50Hawaii47$46,436
51Vermont47$35,683

Where Are Office Workers In High Demand?

Office workers are in high demand in Mobile, AL. There are currently 2 job openings for office workers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country office workers are in the most demand.

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Office Worker Demographics FAQs

How Many Office Worker Are There In The Us?

There are over 754,633 Office Workers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Office Workers Are Black?

10.7% of Office Workers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Office Workers?

Most an are White, with 62.6% of Office Workers belonging to this ethnicity. 15.9% of Office Workers are Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% of Office Workers are Black or African American, 7.4% of Office Workers are Asian, 2.4% of Office Workers are Unknown, and 1.0% of Office Workers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Office Worker Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Office Worker jobs are not male - dominated. 71% of Office Workers are female, and 28% are male, so there are more female Office Workers than male Office Workers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Office Worker?

The average Office Worker is 47 years old. 68% of Office Workers are 40+ years old or older, 18% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 14% are between 20-30 years old

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