Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for owners 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 770,973 owners currently employed in the United States.
  • 36.9% of all owners are women, while 63.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed owner is 51 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of owners is White (76.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7.6%), Asian (7.5%) and Unknown (3.9%).
  • Owners are most in-demand in Chicago, IL.
  • New York, NY pays an annual average wage of $134,539, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 91% of what men earned.
  • West Virginia is the best state for owners to live.
  • Owners are 85% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Owner Statistics By Gender

36.9% of owners are women and 63.1% of owners are men.

  • Male, 63.1%
  • Female, 36.9%

Owners By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male63.1%
Female36.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Owner

Women Earn 91¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$86,143
female-income
Female Income
$78,380

Owner Gender Over Time

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

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

Owner Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201070.84%29.16%
201170.61%29.39%
201269.84%30.16%
201368.38%31.62%
201467.79%32.21%
201567.49%32.51%
201666.84%33.16%
201767.24%32.76%
201867.06%32.94%
201964.26%35.74%
202063.10%36.90%
202163.11%36.89%

Owner Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, district commercial superintendent and street superintendent have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Administrative Assistant To General Manager9%91%
Manager Stylist9%91%
Salon Manager12%88%
Owner63%37%
General Superintendent97%3%
Street Superintendent97%3%
District Commercial Superintendent98%2%

Owner Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among owners is White, which makes up 76.7% of all owners. Comparatively, there are 7.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.5% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 76.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.6%
  • Asian, 7.5%
  • Unknown, 3.9%
  • Black or African American, 3.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Owner Race

Owner RacePercentages
White76.7%
Hispanic or Latino7.6%
Asian7.5%
Unknown3.9%
Black or African American3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Owner 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 owners.

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

Owner Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201083.25%3.29%5.64%6.05%
201183.44%3.68%5.27%5.66%
201282.68%3.61%5.81%6.13%
201382.94%3.42%5.91%5.86%
201482.97%3.55%5.55%6.19%
201582.91%3.42%5.54%6.18%
201682.57%3.32%6.10%6.02%
201781.21%3.48%6.64%6.59%
201880.71%3.32%6.84%6.90%
201981.84%3.03%6.58%6.67%
202078.45%3.51%7.04%6.98%
202176.71%3.68%7.50%7.59%

Owner Wage Gap By Race

White owners have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american owners have the lowest average salary at $83,780.
$89,000
$88,000
$87,000
$86,000
$85,000
$84,000
$83,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$85,064
White$88,288
Black or African American$83,780
Asian$87,737
Hispanic or Latino$85,928

Average Age of an Owner

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

Male
Female

Owner Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American5352
Unknown5149
Asian4948
Hispanic or Latino5046
White5352
American Indian and Alaska Native5248

Owner Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of owner employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of owners is 40+ years old, which represents 89% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Owner Age

Owner YearsPercentages
40+ years89%
30-40 years11%
20-30 years0%

Types of Owner Degree Levels

The most common degree for owners is bachelor's degree 52% of owners earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 20% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 12%.

  • Bachelors, 52%
  • Associate, 20%
  • High School Diploma, 12%
  • Masters, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

Owners By Education

Owner DegreePercentages
Bachelors52%
Associate20%
High School Diploma12%
Masters8%
Other Degrees8%

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Owner Wage Gap By Education

Owners with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $100,949 annually. With a Doctorate degree, owners earn a median annual income of $100,936 compared to $94,102 for owners with an Bachelors degree.
$102,000
$97,000
$92,000
$87,000
$82,000
$77,000
$72,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$100,949
Bachelor's Degree$94,102
Doctorate Degree$100,936
Some College/ Associate Degree$76,441

Owner Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Owner Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees14%
50 - 100 employees25%
100 - 500 employees23%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees19%
> 10,000 employees11%

The Types Of Companies Owner Work In

Employees with the owner job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most owners prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Owner Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education2%
Public13%
Private85%
Government0%

Top Industries Hiring Owners

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ owners. Those industries include retail, professional and technology.

Retail

Professional

Technology

Manufacturing

Construction

Owner Turnover And Employment Statistics

Owner 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 owners changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Owner Unemployment Rate By Year

YearOwner Unemployment Rate
20104.37%
20113.53%
20123.04%
20132.67%
20142.12%
20151.80%
20161.98%
20171.88%
20181.65%
20191.72%
20202.10%
20212.06%

The Average Number of Years That Owner Stay in a Job

By looking over 310,513 owners resumes, we figured out that the average owner enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 31%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Owner Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year5%
1-2 years19%
3-4 years16%
5-7 years20%
8-10 years10%
11+ years31%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Owners 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 owners.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Business Office Director7.93%83,491
Project Manager8.41%167,116
Client Account Manager9.38%128,665
Deputy General Manager9.63%228,918
Owner11.54%-
Human Resources Manager13.02%43,453
Advertising Director14.95%16,270

Owner LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Business Office Director7.93%83,491
Project Manager8.41%167,116
Client Account Manager9.38%128,665
Deputy General Manager9.63%228,918
Human Resources Manager13.02%43,453
Advertising Director14.95%16,270

Foreign Languages Spoken By Owners

The most common foreign language among owners is Spanish at 53.3%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.5% and German is the third-most popular at 5.2%.

  • Spanish, 53.3%
  • French, 9.5%
  • German, 5.2%
  • Portuguese, 3.8%
  • Italian, 3.8%
  • Other, 24.4%

Owner Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish53.3%
French9.5%
German5.2%
Portuguese3.8%
Italian3.8%
Other24.4%

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Owner Heatmaps

Where Do Owners Earn The Most?

Owners earn the most in New Jersey, where the average owner salary is $153,245. The map here shows where owners 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 Owners?

By looking through more than 310,513 resumes, we found that the most popular places for owners are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Owners

Number Of Owner Jobs By State

Where Are Owners In High Demand?

Owners are in high demand in Chicago, IL. There are currently 19 job openings for owners here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country owners are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Owner Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Owners Are Female?

37.7% of owners are female in the United States. This is 2.9 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female owners has increased by 6.8 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 273,730 female owners in the U.S. and 452,346 male owners in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 726,076 people with the specific job title of owner and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Owner Are There In The Us?

There are over 770,973 Owners in the United States.

What Percentage Of Owners Are Black?

3.7% of Owners are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Owners?

Most an are White, with 76.7% of Owners belonging to this ethnicity. 7.6% of Owners are Hispanic or Latino, 7.5% of Owners are Asian, 3.9% of Owners are Unknown, 3.7% of Owners are Black or African American, and 0.6% of Owners are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Owner Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Owner jobs are male - dominated. 63% of Owners are male, and 36% are female, so there are more male Owners than female Owners in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Owner?

The average Owner is 52 years old. 89% of Owners are 40+ years old or older, 11% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 0% are between 20-30 years old

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