Sports Anchor Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about sports anchor demographics? We analyzed 1,159 sports anchors 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.

Sports Anchor Diversity

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

Sports Anchor Gender Ratio

Among sports anchors, 19.3% of them are women compared to 78.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 78.1%
  • Female, 19.3%
  • Unknown, 2.6%

Sports Anchor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among sports anchors is White, which makes up 70.0% of all sports anchors. Comparatively, there are 14.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.4%
  • Black or African American, 7.8%
  • Asian, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Sports Anchors

The chart below shows that 67.6% of sports anchors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.8% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 5.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 67.6%
  • French, 11.8%
  • Portuguese, 5.9%
  • Italian, 5.9%
  • Chinese, 2.9%
  • Other, 5.9%

Sports Anchor 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 sports anchors.

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

Sports Anchor Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
59%
56%
53%
50%
47%
44%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Sports Anchor 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 sports anchors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Sports Anchor

By looking over 1,159 sports anchors resumes, we figured out that the average sports anchor 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

Sports Anchor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of sports anchor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of sports anchors is 40+ years old, which represents 45% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Sports Anchors with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Sports Anchor78%19%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Sports Anchor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Sports Anchors 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 sports anchors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Freelance Medical Writer15.82%
Sports Anchor19.36%
Web Writer22.69%
Radio Performer25.03%
Conference Interpreter27.03%
Arts And Entertainment Editor28.26%
Internal Communications Specialist30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Sports Anchor?

male-income
Male Income
$121,062
female-income
Female Income
$119,413

Sports Anchor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Hispanic or Latino men and Hispanic or Latino women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$130,853
$127,572
$124,290
$121,009
$117,728
$114,447
$111,166
$107,884
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Sports Anchor 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$124,290
Master's Degree$141,588

Sports Anchor 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
$148,810
$141,588
$134,366
$127,144
$119,922
$112,700
$105,479
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Sports Anchor Heatmaps

Where Are Sports Anchors Located?

By looking through more than 1,159 resumes, we found that the most popular places for sports anchors are NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Sports Anchors

Sports Anchor Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ sports anchors. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most sports anchors is the media industry.

Company Size

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

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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 Sports Anchor Work In

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

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Public

Private

Government

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ sports anchors. Those industries include media, education and retail.

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Media

Education

Retail

Fortune 500

Hospitality

Sports Anchor Jobs