Research Analyst Statistics in the US

The average employee age for research analysts is 36 years. The research analyst workforce reached a whopping 46,528 in 2020!

Among research analysts, we discovered that 46.0% of them are women, while 46.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among research analysts is White, which makes up 68.8% of all research analysts. Comparatively, there are 12.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Research analysts are also more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, research analysts are more likely to find a job in the finance industry.

From where do we know all information about research analyst demographics? We analyzed 23,287 research analysts resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Research Analyst Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as research analysts. Keep reading to find out what the results for research analysts were.

Research Analyst Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among research analysts is White, which makes up 68.8% of all research analysts. Comparatively, there are 12.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 68.8%
  • Asian, 12.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.2%
  • Black or African American, 5.0%
  • Unknown, 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Research Analysts

The chart below shows that 34.7% of research analysts speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.4% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 8.5%.

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  • Spanish, 34.7%
  • French, 13.4%
  • Chinese, 8.5%
  • Mandarin, 8.1%
  • German, 5.0%
  • Other, 30.3%

Most Common Degree for Research Analyst

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for research analysts. The most common degree for research analysts is bachelor's degree. In fact, 65% of research analysts earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 17% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 65%
  • Masters degree, 17%
  • Associate degree, 6%
  • Doctorate degree, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 10%

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Research Analyst Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among research analysts.

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

Research Analyst Gender Over Time

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


Research Analyst 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 research analysts changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Research Analyst

By looking over 23,287 research analysts resumes, we figured out that the average research analyst enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 39%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Research Analyst Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of research analyst employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of research analysts is 40+ years old, which represents 35% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Research Analysts with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, grain elevator worker and chief estimator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Human Resources Administrative Assistant11%85%
Wedding Coordinator11%83%
Assistant To Human Resources Director12%83%
Research Analyst47%46%
Timber Buyer88%7%
Chief Estimator91%6%
Grain Elevator Worker91%8%
Grain Elevator Worker
Chief Estimator
Timber Buyer
Research Analyst
Assistant To Human Resources Director
Wedding Coordinator
Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Research Analysts 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 research analysts.

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Job Titleascdesc
Procurement Buyer12.70%
Research Analyst14.22%
Labour Relations Manager16.05%
Assistant Merchandise Buyer16.98%
Senior Claims Adjuster19.42%
Program Evaluation Consultant20.62%
Band Manager23.56%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Research Analyst?

Male Income
Female Income

Research Analyst Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Research Analyst Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$71,843
Master's Degree$86,472
Doctorate Degree$88,401

Research Analyst Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Research Analyst Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a research analyst can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of research analysts is $102,831. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Research Analysts Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Research Analysts Located?

By looking through more than 23,287 resumes, we found that the most popular places for research analysts are NY, New York and DC, Washington.

Number of Research Analysts

Where Are Research Analysts In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country research analysts are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Research Analyst Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ research analysts. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most research analysts is the finance industry.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Research Analyst Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ research analysts. Those industries include finance, education and professional.

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