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

Among shop workers, 24.6% of them are women compared to 72.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 72.1%
  • Female, 24.6%
  • Unknown, 3.3%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
72.1%
Female
24.6%
Unknown
3.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Shop Worker

Women Earn 85¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$30,315
female-income
Female Income
$25,861

Shop Worker Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
81%
78%
75%
72%
69%
66%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
73.28%
26.72%
2009
74.29%
25.71%
2010
73.50%
26.50%
2011
76.21%
23.79%
2012
71.54%
28.46%
2013
76.47%
23.53%
2014
75.19%
24.81%
2015
76.84%
23.16%
2016
73.70%
26.30%
2017
73.91%
26.09%
2018
72.33%
27.67%

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.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Screen Examiner7%88%
Cake Decorator11%85%
Garment Inspector12%86%
Shop Worker72%25%
Greaser95%3%
Furnace Helper95%2%
Brick Maker97%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Brick Maker
Furnace Helper
Greaser
Shop Worker
Garment Inspector
Cake Decorator
Screen Examiner
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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.

Job Title
  • 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%
Job Title
Shop Worker RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
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.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
67.15%
11.32%
5.72%
13.18%
2011
67.82%
11.46%
5.66%
12.30%
2012
66.49%
11.43%
5.74%
13.80%
2013
67.72%
10.91%
5.58%
13.17%
2014
66.98%
10.89%
5.50%
13.73%
2015
67.83%
10.88%
5.79%
12.68%
2016
66.69%
10.96%
5.79%
13.52%
2017
65.72%
11.59%
5.91%
13.68%
2018
67.23%
10.58%
6.08%
13.23%

Shop Worker Wage Gap By Race

$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$28,416
White$29,555
Black or African American$27,128
Asian$28,158
Hispanic or Latino$27,182

Average Age of a Shop Worker

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

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
43
43
Unknown
35
37
Asian
45
46.5
Hispanic or Latino
40
44
White
43.5
49
American Indian and Alaska Native
44
44.5

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.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Shop Worker YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
18%
30-40 years
21%
40+ years
60%

Types of Shop Worker Degree Levels

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 37%
  • Bachelors, 34%
  • Associate, 16%
  • Diploma, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 5%
Job Title
Shop Worker DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
37%
Bachelors
34%
Associate
16%
Diploma
8%
Other Degrees
5%

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Shop Worker Wage Gap By Education

$41,000
$39,000
$37,000
$35,000
$33,000
$31,000
$29,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$30,315
Master's Degree$39,719
Bachelor's Degree$34,823
Some College/ Associate Degree$33,776

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.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
10%
50 - 100 employees
6%
100 - 500 employees
19%
500 - 1,000 employees
14%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
37%
> 10,000 employees
15%

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.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
9%
Public
16%
Private
71%
Government
5%

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.

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Manufacturing

Retail

Hospitality

Construction

Professional

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Manufacturing
23%
Retail
15%
Hospitality
13%
Construction
7%
Professional
6%
Non Profits
6%
Education
6%
Fortune 500
5%
Finance
3%
Government
2%
Automotive
2%
Health Care
2%
Pharmaceutical
1%
Media
1%
Internet
1%
Transportation
1%
Utilities
1%
Telecommunication
1%
Energy
1%
Real Estate
1%
Technology
1%

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
YearascdescShop Worker Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
13.80%
2011
11.43%
2012
10.36%
2013
9.15%
2014
7.55%
2015
6.34%
2016
5.52%
2017
5.19%
2018
4.89%

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%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
43%
1-2 years
29%
3-4 years
11%
5-7 years
10%
8-10 years
3%
11+ years
4%

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.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Chemical Preparer2.12%
Prefinish Operator3.55%
Extrusion Utility Worker5.36%
Capper Machine Operator6.69%
Leather Cutter8.07%
Shop Worker9.66%
Finishing Technician14.84%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Chemical Preparer
2.12%
Prefinish Operator
3.55%
Extrusion Utility Worker
5.36%
Capper Machine Operator
6.69%
Leather Cutter
8.07%
Finishing Technician
14.84%

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%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 52.2%
  • French, 10.9%
  • German, 5.4%
  • Italian, 5.4%
  • Russian, 4.3%
  • Other, 21.8%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
52.2%
French
10.9%
German
5.4%
Italian
5.4%
Russian
4.3%
Other
21.8%

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Shop Worker Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a shop worker can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of shop workers is $30,345. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Shop Workers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Shop Workers Located?

By looking through more than 3,448 resumes, we found that the most popular places for shop workers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Shop Workers