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.

Job Title
  • Female, 67.7%
  • Male, 28.1%
  • Unknown, 4.2%
GenderPercentages
Female67.7%
Male28.1%
Unknown4.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Office Worker

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$31,587
female-income
Female Income
$29,861

Office Worker Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
37%
34%
31%
29%
26%
23%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
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.

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Job TitleMaleFemale
Claim Taker9%88%
Key Punch Operator9%89%
Statistical Typist9%88%
Office Worker28%68%
Mainframe Operator81%16%
Recovery Operator83%12%
Blueprint Reader87%10%

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.

Job Title
  • 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 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
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 $29,976.
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
White
Black or African American
Asian
Unknown
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
White$29,976
Black or African American$30,705
Asian$32,088
Unknown$30,632
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.

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

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.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


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

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%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 48%
  • High School Diploma, 22%
  • Associate, 18%
  • Diploma, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 8%
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 $32,983 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Office Workers earn a median annual income of $32,241 compared to $30,865 for Office Workers with an Associate degree.
$34,000
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$29,861
Some College/ Associate Degree$30,865
Bachelor's Degree$32,241
Master's Degree$32,983

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.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

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.

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Company TypePercentages
Public22%
Private40%
Education34%
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 Education, Retail and Professional.

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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
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%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


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.

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Job TitleLGBT
Copy Center Operator5.23%
Word Processor Operator5.32%
Office Worker5.34%
Verifier Operator7.28%
Insurance Clerk8.61%
Chart Changer11.51%
Hand Inserter Operator13.20%

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%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 53.2%
  • French, 9.4%
  • German, 4.5%
  • Japanese, 4.5%
  • Russian, 3.9%
  • Other, 24.5%
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 $44,528. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Office Workers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Office Workers Located?

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

Number of Office Workers

Where Are Office Workers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings