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Senior Research Fellow Demographics in the US

The average employee age for senior research fellows is 40 years. The senior research fellow workforce reached a whopping 34,903 in 2020!

Among senior research fellows, we discovered that 38.2% of them are women, while 52.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among senior research fellows is White, which makes up 55.3% of all senior research fellows. Comparatively, there are 27.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of senior research fellows are located in DC, Washington and NY, New York.

Senior Research Fellow Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 34,903 senior research fellows currently employed in the United States.
  • 38.2% of all senior research fellows are women, while only 52.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed senior research fellow is 40 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of senior research fellows is White (55.3%), followed by Asian (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino (7.9%).
  • The majority of senior research fellows are located in DC, Washington and NY, New York.
  • Senior research fellows are most in-demand in Washington, DC.
  • Senior research fellows are paid an average annual salary of $70,973.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $128,639, the highest in the US.
  • Senior research fellows average starting salary is $43,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid senior research fellows earn as much as $116,000 or more.
  • New Jersey is the best state for senior research fellows to live.
  • Senior research fellows are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to public companies.

Senior Research Fellow Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among senior research fellows is White, which makes up 55.3% of all senior research fellows. Comparatively, there are 27.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 55.3%
  • Asian, 27.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.9%
  • Black or African American, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 3.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Research Fellows

The chart below shows that 28.7% of senior research fellows speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.0% and Russian is the third-most popular at 7.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 28.7%
  • French, 16.0%
  • Russian, 7.7%
  • Chinese, 6.8%
  • Mandarin, 5.2%
  • Other, 35.6%

Types of Senior Research Fellow Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for senior research fellows. The most common degree for senior research fellows is bachelor's degree. In fact, 48% of senior research fellows earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 24% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 17%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 48%
  • Masters degree, 24%
  • Doctorate degree, 17%
  • Associate degree, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

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Senior Research Fellow Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Senior Research Fellow Work In

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

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Top Industries Hiring Senior Research Fellows

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior research fellows. Those industries include education, technology and health care.

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Education

Fortune 500

Technology

Health Care

Manufacturing

Senior Research Fellow Diversity

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

Senior Research Fellow 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 senior research fellows.

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

Senior Research Fellow Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
63%
60%
57%
53%
50%
47%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Senior Research Fellow 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 senior research fellows changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Senior Research Fellow Based On Race And Gender

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

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Senior Research Fellow Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,897 senior research fellows resumes, we figured out that the average senior research fellow enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Research Fellow Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior research fellow employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior research fellows is 40+ years old, which represents 46% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Senior Research Fellow Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, field agronomist and procurement forester have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Animal Behaviorist22%78%
Public Health Microbiologist25%70%
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens25%70%
Senior Research Fellow52%38%
Forestry Consultant86%7%
Procurement Forester87%8%
Field Agronomist87%6%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Field Agronomist
Procurement Forester
Forestry Consultant
Senior Research Fellow
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens
Public Health Microbiologist
Animal Behaviorist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior Research Fellows 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 senior research fellows.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Chemist7.15%
Biological Technician11.26%
Meteorologist15.19%
Molecular Geneticist18.62%
Senior Research Fellow21.10%
Planner31.58%
School Psychologist34.48%

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Senior Research Fellow Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$81,009
female-income
Female Income
$79,536

Senior Research Fellow Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Black or African American men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$85,230
$83,902
$82,575
$81,247
$79,919
$78,592
$77,264
$75,936
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Senior Research Fellow 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
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$74,708
Master's Degree$81,074
Doctorate Degree$84,162

Senior Research Fellow 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
$87,404
$84,162
$80,921
$77,680
$74,438
$71,197
$67,956
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do Senior Research Fellows Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Senior Research Fellows Located?

By looking through more than 3,897 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior research fellows are DC, Washington and NY, New York.

Number of Senior Research Fellows

Where Are Senior Research Fellows In High Demand?

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

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