Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for runners 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 6,726 runners currently employed in the United States.
  • 36.3% of all runners are women, while 63.7% are men.
  • The average age of an employed runner is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of runners is White (56.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14.6%), Asian (13.3%) and Black or African American (9.2%).
  • In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
  • 7% of all runners are LGBT.
  • Runners are 70% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Runner Statistics By Gender

36.3% of runners are women and 63.7% of runners are men.

  • Male, 63.7%
  • Female, 36.3%

Runners By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male63.7%
Female36.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Runner

Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$33,585
female-income
Female Income
$32,713

Runner Gender Over Time

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

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

Runner Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201063.97%36.03%
201162.84%37.16%
201262.91%37.09%
201361.23%38.77%
201465.64%34.36%
201564.81%35.19%
201664.98%35.02%
201761.62%38.38%
201864.11%35.89%
201962.53%37.47%
202066.31%33.69%
202163.73%36.27%

Runner Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pin chaser and ferris wheel operator have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Costume Seamstress7%93%
Tanning Salon Attendant11%89%
Fitting Room Attendant12%88%
Runner64%36%
Caddie93%7%
Ferris Wheel Operator94%6%
Pin Chaser96%4%

Runner Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among runners is White, which makes up 56.4% of all runners. Comparatively, there are 14.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 13.3% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 56.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.6%
  • Asian, 13.3%
  • Black or African American, 9.2%
  • Unknown, 4.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.2%

Runner Race

Runner RacePercentages
White56.4%
Hispanic or Latino14.6%
Asian13.3%
Black or African American9.2%
Unknown4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native2.2%

Runner 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 runners.

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

Runner Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201060.90%9.79%10.24%13.61%
201156.63%9.64%11.84%13.50%
201260.70%7.90%12.36%11.95%
201358.02%10.43%12.09%12.13%
201460.00%8.66%10.29%12.34%
201558.52%10.54%9.79%13.67%
201657.92%9.20%12.36%13.59%
201757.17%8.99%14.00%12.93%
201856.22%7.82%15.44%14.30%
201954.16%10.63%16.44%14.44%
202055.79%9.98%11.17%15.87%
202156.37%9.23%13.32%14.59%

Runner Wage Gap By Race

White runners have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown runners have the lowest average salary at $33,254.
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$33,254
White$34,126
Black or African American$33,641
Asian$33,325
Hispanic or Latino$33,588

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Average Age of a Runner

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

Male
Female

Runner Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4445.5
Unknown3839
Asian4847
Hispanic or Latino4240
White4148
American Indian and Alaska Native3753

Runner Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of runner employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of runners is 40+ years old, which represents 62% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Runner Age

Runner YearsPercentages
40+ years62%
30-40 years27%
20-30 years10%

Types of Runner Degree Levels

The most common degree for runners is bachelor's degree 40% of runners earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 33% and rounding it off is associate degree with 14%.

  • Bachelors, 40%
  • High School Diploma, 33%
  • Associate, 14%
  • Diploma, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Runners By Education

Runner DegreePercentages
Bachelors40%
High School Diploma33%
Associate14%
Diploma7%
Other Degrees6%

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Runner Wage Gap By Education

Runners with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $34,073 annually. With a Bachelors degree, runners earn a median annual income of $34,033 compared to $33,476 for runners with an High School Diploma degree.
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$33,476
Bachelor's Degree$34,033
Some College/ Associate Degree$34,073

Runner Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Runner Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees5%
50 - 100 employees13%
100 - 500 employees19%
500 - 1,000 employees9%
1,000 - 10,000 employees28%
> 10,000 employees26%

The Types Of Companies Runner Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Runner Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public26%
Private70%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Runners

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

Hospitality

Professional

Retail

Fortune 500

Media

Runner Turnover And Employment Statistics

Runner 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 runners changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Runner Unemployment Rate By Year

YearRunner Unemployment Rate
201010.16%
20118.83%
20128.65%
20137.27%
20146.11%
20156.04%
20165.21%
20174.00%
20183.24%
20193.31%
202012.31%
20218.69%

The Average Number of Years That Runner Stay in a Job

By looking over 22,139 runners resumes, we figured out that the average runner enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 43%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Runner Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year43%
1-2 years30%
3-4 years10%
5-7 years11%
8-10 years3%
11+ years3%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Runners 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 runners.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Runner6.80%-
Boat Camp Operator8.91%29,088
Pet Care Specialist10.47%117,277
Horse Trainer10.68%20,881
Resident Advisor11.45%44,792
Ticket Collector14.79%3,793
Funeral Director15.24%5,746

Runner LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Boat Camp Operator8.91%29,088
Pet Care Specialist10.47%117,277
Horse Trainer10.68%20,881
Resident Advisor11.45%44,792
Ticket Collector14.79%3,793
Funeral Director15.24%5,746

Foreign Languages Spoken By Runners

The most common foreign language among runners is Spanish at 65.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.0% and German is the third-most popular at 3.1%.

  • Spanish, 65.8%
  • French, 9.0%
  • German, 3.1%
  • Italian, 3.0%
  • Portuguese, 2.7%
  • Other, 16.4%

Runner Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish65.8%
French9.0%
German3.1%
Italian3.0%
Portuguese2.7%
Other16.4%

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Runner Heatmaps

Where Do Runners Earn The Most?

Runners earn the most in Hawaii, where the average runner salary is $42,629. The map here shows where runners 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 Runners?

By looking through more than 22,139 resumes, we found that the most popular places for runners are New York, NY and Las Vegas, NV.

Number of Runners

Number Of Runner Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California363$38,318
2Florida336$29,972
3Texas211$32,276
4New Jersey119$35,813
5Arizona117$36,091
6Colorado104$37,669
7Illinois103$37,418
8New York94$36,094
9Nevada81$37,789
10Pennsylvania69$35,608
11Montana65$39,771
12Georgia57$30,856
13North Carolina56$31,818
14Ohio54$36,062
15Virginia51$33,082
16South Carolina48$30,828
17Massachusetts47$36,785
18Maryland46$34,478
19Missouri43$35,638
20Utah42$38,354
21Indiana40$36,108
22Tennessee40$32,336
23Wisconsin38$38,014
24Minnesota37$38,823
25Washington36$40,076
26Michigan35$37,368
27Oregon34$39,761
28Kansas25$35,955
29Connecticut24$36,434
30Iowa22$37,835
31Alabama22$31,148
32Oklahoma19$33,718
33Mississippi18$31,379
34District of Columbia15$34,247
35Hawaii14$42,629
36Nebraska13$37,800
37Kentucky13$34,111
38Louisiana11$31,303
39Vermont9$36,980
40Maine9$36,727
41Idaho8$39,401
42Arkansas8$32,729
43West Virginia7$34,462
44South Dakota5$38,901
45Rhode Island5$36,640
46Delaware5$34,950
47New Mexico4$35,106
48Wyoming3$38,896
49North Dakota3$39,416
50New Hampshire3$36,910
51Alaska0$41,586

Where Are Runners In High Demand?

Runners are in high demand in Phoenix, AZ. There are currently 95 job openings for runners here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country runners are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Runner Demographics FAQs

How Many Runner Are There In The Us?

There are over 6,726 Runners in the United States.

What Percentage Of Runners Are Black?

9.2% of Runners are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Runners?

Most a are White, with 56.4% of Runners belonging to this ethnicity. 14.6% of Runners are Hispanic or Latino, 13.3% of Runners are Asian, 9.2% of Runners are Black or African American, 4.3% of Runners are Unknown, and 2.2% of Runners are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Runner Jobs Male - Dominated?

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

How Old Is The Average Runner?

The average Runner is 45 years old. 62% of Runners are 40+ years old or older, 27% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 10% are between 20-30 years old

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