Sports Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for sports editors is 42 years. The sports editor workforce reached a whopping 6,889 in 2020!

Among sports editors, we discovered that 15.6% of them are women, while 81.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among sports editors is White, which makes up 78.7% of all sports editors. Comparatively, there are 8.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.3% of the Asian ethnicity. Sports editors are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies. Taking it a step further, sports editors are more likely to find a job in the media industry.

From where do we know all information about sports editor demographics? We analyzed 4,429 sports editors 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 Editor Diversity

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

Sports Editor Gender Ratio

Among sports editors, 15.6% of them are women compared to 81.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 81.5%
  • Female, 15.6%
  • Unknown, 2.9%

Sports Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among sports editors is White, which makes up 78.7% of all sports editors. Comparatively, there are 8.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.3% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 78.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.8%
  • Asian, 5.3%
  • Black or African American, 4.3%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Sports Editors

The chart below shows that 61.0% of sports editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 5.7% and French is the third-most popular at 4.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 61.0%
  • German, 5.7%
  • French, 4.9%
  • Chinese, 3.3%
  • Portuguese, 2.4%
  • Other, 22.7%

Sports Editor 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 editors.

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

Sports Editor Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
50%
47%
45%
42%
40%
37%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Sports Editor 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 editors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Sports Editor

By looking over 4,429 sports editors resumes, we figured out that the average sports editor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 42%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Sports Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of sports editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of sports editors is 40+ years old, which represents 54% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Sports Editors 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 Editor81%16%
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 Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Sports Editors 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 editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Manager, Medical Writing15.82%
Morning News Anchor19.36%
Children's Author22.69%
Radio Board Operator25.03%
Interpreter27.03%
Sports Editor28.26%
Media Relations Specialist30.27%

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

male-income
Male Income
$30,377
female-income
Female Income
$28,130

Sports Editor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$33,566
$32,567
$31,568
$30,569
$29,570
$28,571
$27,572
$26,574
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Sports Editor 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$29,233
Doctorate Degree$33,262
Master's Degree$33,669

Sports Editor 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
$36,718
$35,194
$33,669
$32,145
$30,621
$29,097
$27,572
$26,048
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Sports Editor Heatmaps

Where Are Sports Editors Located?

By looking through more than 4,429 resumes, we found that the most popular places for sports editors are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of Sports Editors

Sports Editor Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Editor Work In

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

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Private

Public

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

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

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Media

Education

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Health Care

Sports Editor Jobs