Shop Worker Statistics and Facts in the US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for shop workers 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 3,821 shop workers currently employed in the United States.
- 24.6% of all shop workers are women, while only 72.1% are men.
- The average age of an employed shop worker is 43 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of shop workers is White (67.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.2%) and Black or African American (10.6%).
- The majority of shop workers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
- Shop workers are most in-demand in Fort Myers, FL.
- Shop workers are paid an average annual salary of $27,801.
- The automotive industry is the highest-paying for shop workers.
- Hempstead, NY pays an annual average wage of $32,582, the highest in the US.
- Shop workers average starting salary is $20,000.
- In 2021, women earned 85% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid shop workers earn as much as $37,000 or more.
- 10% of all shop workers are LGBT.
- Wyoming is the best state for shop workers to live.
- Shop workers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Shop Worker Statistics By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Shop Worker
Women Earn 85¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man
Shop Worker Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the shop worker position over time.
Shop Worker Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, brick maker and furnace helper have the biggest difference in gender.
Shop Worker Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among shop workers is White, which makes up 67.2% of all shop workers. Comparatively, there are 13.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 67.2%
- Hispanic or Latino, 13.2%
- Black or African American, 10.6%
- Asian, 6.1%
- Unknown, 2.0%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%
Shop Worker 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 shop workers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Average Age of a Shop Worker
We determined the average age of shop workers based on ethnicity and gender.
Shop Worker Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of shop worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of shop workers is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.
Types of Shop Worker Degree Levels
- High School Diploma, 37%
- Bachelors, 34%
- Associate, 16%
- Diploma, 8%
- Other Degrees, 5%
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Shop Worker Wage Gap By Education
Shop Worker Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ shop workers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most shop workers is the manufacturing industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire shop workers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
The Types Of Companies Shop Worker Work In
Employees with the shop worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most shop workers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Top Industries Hiring Shop Workers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ shop workers. Those industries include manufacturing, retail and hospitality.
Shop Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics
Shop Worker 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 shop workers changed.
- Unemployment rate
The Average Number of Years That Shop Worker Stay in a Job
By looking over 3,448 shop workers resumes, we figured out that the average shop worker enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 43%.
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Shop Workers 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 shop workers.
|Extrusion Utility Worker||5.36%|
|Capper Machine Operator||6.69%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Shop Workers
The most common foreign language among shop workers is Spanish at 52.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.9% and German is the third-most popular at 5.4%.
- Spanish, 52.2%
- French, 10.9%
- German, 5.4%
- Italian, 5.4%
- Russian, 4.3%
- Other, 21.8%