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
Gender Pay Gap For Office Worker
Women Earn 94¢ 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 Gender By Year
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.
|High Speed Printer Operator||85%||15%|
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 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
Office Worker Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Office Worker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$34,331|
|Hispanic or Latino||$33,828|
Office Worker JOBS
Average Age of an Office Worker
We determined the average age of office workers based on ethnicity and gender.
Office Worker Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||43||48|
|Hispanic or Latino||34||42|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||44|
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 Age
|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 Workers By Education
|Office Worker Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||22%|
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Office Worker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$33,396|
|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.
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
Office Worker Jobs By Employer Size
|< 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.
Office Worker Jobs By Sector
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.
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
|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
Office Worker Tenure
|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.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Copy Center Operator||5.23%||54,046|
|Word Processor Operator||5.32%||32,059|
|Hand Inserter Operator||13.20%||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