Sports Writer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for sports writers is 39 years. The sports writer workforce reached a whopping 7,402 in 2020!

Among sports writers, we discovered that 18.5% of them are women, while 77.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among sports writers is White, which makes up 70.8% of all sports writers. Comparatively, there are 13.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Sports writers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies. Taking it a step further, sports writers are more likely to find a job in the media industry.

From where do we know all information about sports writer demographics? We analyzed 3,664 sports writers 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 Writer Diversity

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

Sports Writer Gender Ratio

Among sports writers, 18.5% of them are women compared to 77.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 77.9%
  • Female, 18.5%
  • Unknown, 3.6%

Sports Writer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among sports writers is White, which makes up 70.8% of all sports writers. Comparatively, there are 13.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.7%
  • Black or African American, 7.5%
  • Asian, 5.8%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Sports Writers

The chart below shows that 54.2% of sports writers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.1% and Italian is the third-most popular at 6.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 54.2%
  • French, 13.1%
  • Italian, 6.5%
  • Mandarin, 2.8%
  • Japanese, 2.8%
  • Other, 20.6%

Sports Writer 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 writers.

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

Sports Writer Gender Over Time

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

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

Sports Writer 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 writers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Sports Writer

By looking over 3,664 sports writers resumes, we figured out that the average sports writer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Sports Writer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of sports writer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of sports writers 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 Writers 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 Writer78%18%
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 Writer
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Sports Writers 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 writers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Senior Documentation Specialist15.82%
Sports Writer19.36%
Librettist22.69%
Broadcaster25.03%
Sign Language Translator27.03%
Program Proposals Coordinator28.26%
Investor30.27%

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

male-income
Male Income
$48,149
female-income
Female Income
$47,463

Sports Writer 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
$50,854
$49,491
$48,128
$46,764
$45,401
$44,038
$42,674
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Sports Writer 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$49,491
Master's Degree$56,718

Sports Writer 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
$59,729
$56,718
$53,707
$50,696
$47,685
$44,674
$41,663
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Sports Writer Heatmaps

Where Are Sports Writers Located?

By looking through more than 3,664 resumes, we found that the most popular places for sports writers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Sports Writers

Sports Writer Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Sports Writer Jobs Are Remote?

69.8% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

30.2% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

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

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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 Writer Work In

Employees with the sports writer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most sports writers 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 writers. Those industries include media, education and manufacturing.

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Media

Education

Manufacturing

Hospitality

Fortune 500

Sports Writer Jobs