Sports Reporter Statistics in the US

The average employee age for sports reporters is 39 years. The sports reporter workforce reached a whopping 7,899 in 2020!

Among sports reporters, we discovered that 21.8% of them are women, while 74.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among sports reporters is White, which makes up 70.7% of all sports reporters. Comparatively, there are 14.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Sports reporters are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies. Taking it a step further, sports reporters are more likely to find a job in the media industry.

From where do we know all information about sports reporter demographics? We analyzed 3,223 sports reporters 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 Reporter Diversity

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

Sports Reporter Gender Ratio

Among sports reporters, 21.8% of them are women compared to 74.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 74.5%
  • Female, 21.8%
  • Unknown, 3.7%

Sports Reporter Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among sports reporters is White, which makes up 70.7% of all sports reporters. Comparatively, there are 14.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.0%
  • Black or African American, 7.6%
  • Asian, 5.5%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Sports Reporters

The chart below shows that 57.1% of sports reporters speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.5% and Italian is the third-most popular at 4.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 57.1%
  • French, 9.5%
  • Italian, 4.8%
  • Portuguese, 3.6%
  • German, 3.6%
  • Other, 21.4%

Sports Reporter 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 reporters.

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

Sports Reporter Gender Over Time

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

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

Sports Reporter 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 reporters changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Sports Reporter

By looking over 3,223 sports reporters resumes, we figured out that the average sports reporter enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Sports Reporter Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of sports reporter employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of sports reporters 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 Reporters 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 Reporter75%22%
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 Reporter
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Sports Reporters 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 reporters.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Entertainment Writer15.82%
Sports Reporter19.36%
Chief Writer22.69%
Radio Performer25.03%
Paraprofessional Interpreter27.03%
Online Publisher28.26%
International Coordinator30.27%

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

male-income
Male Income
$65,754
female-income
Female Income
$65,057

Sports Reporter 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
$68,516
$67,122
$65,727
$64,333
$62,939
$61,544
$60,150
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Sports Reporter 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$67,122
Master's Degree$74,277

Sports Reporter 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
$80,313
$77,295
$74,277
$71,259
$68,240
$65,222
$62,204
$59,186
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Sports Reporter Heatmaps

Where Are Sports Reporters Located?

By looking through more than 3,223 resumes, we found that the most popular places for sports reporters are NY, New York and MO, Columbia.

Number of Sports Reporters

Sports Reporter Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Reporter Work In

Employees with the sports reporter job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most sports reporters prefer to work at private companies over education 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 reporters. Those industries include media, education and manufacturing.

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Media

Education

Manufacturing

Retail

Fortune 500

Sports Reporter Jobs