Professional Soccer Player Statistics By Gender

21.4% of professional soccer players are women and 78.6% of professional soccer players are men.

  • Male, 78.6%
  • Female, 21.4%

Professional Soccer Players By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male78.6%
Female21.4%

Gender Pay Gap For Professional Soccer Player

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$50,292
female-income
Female Income
$48,013

Professional Soccer Player Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the professional soccer player position over time.

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

Professional Soccer Player Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201046.61%53.39%
201143.96%56.04%
201245.86%54.14%
201342.71%57.29%
201442.88%57.12%
201543.46%56.54%
201640.88%59.12%
201741.61%58.39%
201875.53%24.47%
201979.60%20.40%
202079.26%20.74%
202178.64%21.36%

Professional Soccer Player Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, 19d cavalry scout and baseball player have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Harpist8%92%
Actress8%92%
Modern Dancer8%92%
Professional Soccer Player79%21%
Assistant Varsity Football Coach98%2%
Baseball Player98%2%
19D Cavalry Scout99%1%

Professional Soccer Player Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among professional soccer players is White, which makes up 72.8% of all professional soccer players. Comparatively, there are 8.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 7.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 72.8%
  • Black or African American, 8.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.5%
  • Unknown, 6.8%
  • Asian, 3.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Professional Soccer Player Race

Professional Soccer Player RacePercentages
White72.8%
Black or African American8.9%
Hispanic or Latino7.5%
Unknown6.8%
Asian3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Professional Soccer Player 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 professional soccer players.

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

Professional Soccer Player Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201080.64%6.39%3.67%6.58%
201179.62%6.91%3.79%6.52%
201280.05%5.32%4.41%6.71%
201377.41%6.27%3.84%8.32%
201478.39%6.67%3.59%7.89%
201579.26%5.55%3.97%8.32%
201675.87%7.34%4.47%8.50%
201777.01%6.59%3.84%8.29%
201880.88%6.74%2.17%8.91%
201978.07%6.76%3.93%7.20%
202076.90%5.84%3.05%9.64%
202172.83%8.90%3.75%7.49%

Professional Soccer Player Wage Gap By Race

Unknown professional soccer players have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino professional soccer players have the lowest average salary at $49,220.
$53,000
$52,000
$51,000
$50,000
$49,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$52,215
White$49,477
Black or African American$49,523
Asian$51,093
Hispanic or Latino$49,220

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Professional Soccer Player Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of professional soccer player employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of professional soccer players is 20-30 years old, which represents 36% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Professional Soccer Player Age

Professional Soccer Player YearsPercentages
40+ years30%
30-40 years31%
20-30 years36%

Types of Professional Soccer Player Degree Levels

The most common degree for professional soccer players is bachelor's degree 81% of professional soccer players earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 7% and rounding it off is master's degree with 6%.

  • Bachelors, 81%
  • Associate, 7%
  • Masters, 6%
  • High School Diploma, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 1%

Professional Soccer Players By Education

Professional Soccer Player DegreePercentages
Bachelors81%
Associate7%
Masters6%
High School Diploma5%
Other Degrees1%

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Professional Soccer Player Wage Gap By Education

Professional soccer players with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $59,160 annually. With a Bachelors degree, professional soccer players earn a median annual income of $58,865 compared to $49,059 for professional soccer players with an Associate degree.
$62,000
$59,000
$56,000
$53,000
$50,000
$47,000
$44,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$46,517
Master's Degree$59,160
Bachelor's Degree$58,865
Some College/ Associate Degree$49,059

Professional Soccer Player Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where professional soccer players work. We found most professional soccer players work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most professional soccer players is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Professional Soccer Player Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees7%
50 - 100 employees24%
100 - 500 employees30%
500 - 1,000 employees12%
1,000 - 10,000 employees24%
> 10,000 employees3%

The Types Of Companies Professional Soccer Player Work In

Employees with the professional soccer player job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most professional soccer players prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Professional Soccer Player Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education28%
Public4%
Private61%
Government7%

Top Industries Hiring Professional Soccer Players

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ professional soccer players. Those industries include hospitality, education and non profits.

Hospitality

Education

Non Profits

Government

Media

Professional Soccer Player Turnover And Employment Statistics

Professional Soccer Player 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 professional soccer players changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Professional Soccer Player Unemployment Rate By Year

YearProfessional Soccer Player Unemployment Rate
201010.64%
201110.09%
20129.54%
20137.83%
20146.50%
20156.51%
20166.01%
20176.48%
20183.72%
20195.77%
20208.88%
20219.09%

The Average Number of Years That Professional Soccer Player Stay in a Job

By looking over 925 professional soccer players resumes, we figured out that the average professional soccer player enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Professional Soccer Player Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year22%
1-2 years37%
3-4 years17%
5-7 years10%
8-10 years5%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Professional Soccer Players 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 professional soccer players.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Toll Gate Keeper5.42%7,455
Professional Soccer Player6.54%-
Athlete Manager7.62%755
Instrumentalist8.54%47
Performer13.74%353
Educational Program Director14.31%76,691
Band Director30.45%5,378

Professional Soccer Player LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Toll Gate Keeper5.42%7,455
Athlete Manager7.62%755
Instrumentalist8.54%47
Performer13.74%353
Educational Program Director14.31%76,691
Band Director30.45%5,378

Foreign Languages Spoken By Professional Soccer Players

The most common foreign language among professional soccer players is Spanish at 42.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 17.7% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 6.3%.

  • Spanish, 42.7%
  • French, 17.7%
  • Portuguese, 6.3%
  • German, 6.3%
  • Arabic, 5.2%
  • Other, 21.8%

Professional Soccer Player Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish42.7%
French17.7%
Portuguese6.3%
German6.3%
Arabic5.2%
Other21.8%

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Which State Has The Most Professional Soccer Players?

By looking through more than 925 resumes, we found that the most popular places for professional soccer players are Chicago, IL and New York, NY.

Number of Professional Soccer Players

Number Of Professional Soccer Player Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,424$60,488
2New York1,000$63,818
3Texas852$55,194
4Pennsylvania848$50,070
5Minnesota733$38,137
6Florida713$47,469
7Massachusetts603$66,040
8Ohio547$57,195
9Indiana493$35,211
10Illinois489$50,798
11Wisconsin476$44,090
12New Jersey474$64,318
13Colorado469$35,923
14North Carolina423$51,877
15Georgia383$46,348
16Virginia359$60,295
17Michigan358$41,610
18Maryland349$64,405
19Washington326$29,266
20Tennessee323$42,727
21Arizona299$56,843
22South Carolina292$47,554
23Missouri282$38,272
24Iowa268$51,254
25Oregon217$44,864
26Connecticut195$67,972
27Kentucky188$41,949
28Utah179$51,200
29Alabama168$34,310
30Kansas162$47,831
31Louisiana147$49,821
32West Virginia140$48,424
33Delaware136$66,308
34Oklahoma136$44,750
35Maine130$39,766
36Arkansas124$44,750
37Nevada113$56,484
38Mississippi112$39,379
39Nebraska99$37,144
40North Dakota95$56,574
41New Mexico86$51,934
42District of Columbia83$63,610
43Rhode Island80$67,291
44Idaho79$28,350
45Montana75$41,734
46South Dakota70$44,532
47Hawaii65$49,661
48New Hampshire64$63,988
49Wyoming64$40,840
50Alaska56$90,124
51Vermont49$60,520

Professional Soccer Player Demographics FAQs

How Many Professional Soccer Player Are There In The Us?

There are over 476 Professional Soccer Players in the United States.

What Percentage Of Professional Soccer Players Are Black?

8.9% of Professional Soccer Players are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Professional Soccer Players?

Most a are White, with 72.8% of Professional Soccer Players belonging to this ethnicity. 8.9% of Professional Soccer Players are Black or African American, 7.5% of Professional Soccer Players are Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% of Professional Soccer Players are Unknown, 3.7% of Professional Soccer Players are Asian, and 0.3% of Professional Soccer Players are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Professional Soccer Player Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Professional Soccer Player jobs are male - dominated. 78% of Professional Soccer Players are male, and 21% are female, so there are more male Professional Soccer Players than female Professional Soccer Players in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Professional Soccer Player?

The average Professional Soccer Player is 36 years old. 30% of Professional Soccer Players are 40+ years old or older, 31% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 36% are between 20-30 years old

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