Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for store owners 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 519,828 store owners currently employed in the United States.
  • 50.4% of all store owners are women, while 49.6% are men.
  • The average age of an employed store owner is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of store owners is White (67.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.0%), Asian (6.3%) and Black or African American (6.1%).
  • In 2021, women earned 89% of what men earned.
  • 10% of all store owners are LGBT.
  • Store owners are 71% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Store Owner Statistics By Gender

50.4% of store owners are women and 49.6% of store owners are men.

  • Female, 50.4%
  • Male, 49.6%

Store Owners By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female50.4%
Male49.6%

Gender Pay Gap For Store Owner

Women Earn 89¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$62,770
female-income
Female Income
$56,163

Store Owner Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the store owner position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Store Owner Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201055.77%44.23%
201155.04%44.96%
201254.17%45.83%
201354.74%45.26%
201456.70%43.30%
201555.31%44.69%
201656.29%43.71%
201753.46%46.54%
201853.37%46.63%
201951.27%48.73%
202051.40%48.60%
202149.58%50.42%

Store Owner Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, district commercial superintendent and street superintendent have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Administrative Assistant To General Manager9%91%
Manager Stylist9%91%
Salon Manager12%88%
Store Owner50%50%
General Superintendent97%3%
Street Superintendent97%3%
District Commercial Superintendent98%2%

Store Owner Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among store owners is White, which makes up 67.7% of all store owners. Comparatively, there are 15.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.3% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 67.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.0%
  • Asian, 6.3%
  • Black or African American, 6.1%
  • Unknown, 4.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Store Owner Race

Store Owner RacePercentages
White67.7%
Hispanic or Latino15.0%
Asian6.3%
Black or African American6.1%
Unknown4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Store Owner Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among store owners.

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

Store Owner Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201075.39%6.24%5.22%10.87%
201175.22%6.40%5.24%10.59%
201274.88%5.97%5.37%11.67%
201375.38%5.80%5.42%11.03%
201474.28%5.76%5.31%12.38%
201574.29%5.83%5.25%12.30%
201671.96%6.34%5.70%13.52%
201773.31%5.82%5.44%13.02%
201872.88%5.59%6.02%12.88%
201971.50%5.87%6.06%13.96%
202069.74%5.90%5.70%13.85%
202167.69%6.14%6.33%15.05%

Store Owner Wage Gap By Race

Asian store owners have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american store owners have the lowest average salary at $59,939.
$66,000
$64,000
$62,000
$60,000
$58,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$61,804
White$64,251
Black or African American$59,939
Asian$65,319
Hispanic or Latino$62,677

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Average Age of a Store Owner

We determined the average age of store owners based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Store Owner Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4245
Unknown4241
Asian4341
Hispanic or Latino4240
White4544
American Indian and Alaska Native4344

Store Owner Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of store owner employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of store owners is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Store Owner Age

Store Owner YearsPercentages
40+ years64%
30-40 years30%
20-30 years6%

Types of Store Owner Degree Levels

The most common degree for store owners is bachelor's degree 50% of store owners earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 20% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 16%.

  • Bachelors, 50%
  • Associate, 20%
  • High School Diploma, 16%
  • Masters, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Store Owners By Education

Store Owner DegreePercentages
Bachelors50%
Associate20%
High School Diploma16%
Masters7%
Other Degrees7%

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Store Owner Wage Gap By Education

Store owners with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $79,281 annually. With a Doctorate degree, store owners earn a median annual income of $76,178 compared to $67,657 for store owners with an Bachelors degree.
$80,000
$75,000
$70,000
$65,000
$60,000
$55,000
$50,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$54,492
Master's Degree$79,281
Bachelor's Degree$67,657
Doctorate Degree$76,178
Some College/ Associate Degree$56,280

Store Owner Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where store owners work. We found most store owners work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most store owners is the retail industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Store Owner Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees21%
50 - 100 employees21%
100 - 500 employees19%
500 - 1,000 employees5%
1,000 - 10,000 employees14%
> 10,000 employees20%

The Types Of Companies Store Owner Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Store Owner Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public21%
Private71%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Store Owners

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ store owners. Those industries include retail, hospitality and technology.

Retail

Fortune 500

Hospitality

Technology

Manufacturing

Store Owner Turnover And Employment Statistics

Store Owner 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 store owners changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Store Owner Unemployment Rate By Year

YearStore Owner Unemployment Rate
20106.02%
20115.17%
20124.50%
20133.74%
20143.19%
20152.83%
20162.57%
20172.68%
20182.15%
20192.22%
20203.68%
20214.01%

The Average Number of Years That Store Owner Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,809 store owners resumes, we figured out that the average store owner enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 26%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Store Owner Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year7%
1-2 years26%
3-4 years19%
5-7 years20%
8-10 years9%
11+ years18%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Store Owners 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 store owners.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Administrative Services Manager7.93%112,946
Senior Project Manager8.41%183,210
Commercial Manager9.38%104,252
Store Owner10.39%-
Chief Executive Officer/Partner11.63%172,235
Personnel Manager13.02%14,803
Advertising Manager14.95%43,083

Store Owner LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Administrative Services Manager7.93%112,946
Senior Project Manager8.41%183,210
Commercial Manager9.38%104,252
Chief Executive Officer/Partner11.63%172,235
Personnel Manager13.02%14,803
Advertising Manager14.95%43,083

Foreign Languages Spoken By Store Owners

The most common foreign language among store owners is Spanish at 40.9%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.9% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 8.2%.

  • Spanish, 40.9%
  • French, 9.9%
  • Arabic, 8.2%
  • Chinese, 7.6%
  • Mandarin, 5.3%
  • Other, 28.1%

Store Owner Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish40.9%
French9.9%
Arabic8.2%
Chinese7.6%
Mandarin5.3%
Other28.1%

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Which State Has The Most Store Owners?

By looking through more than 3,809 resumes, we found that the most popular places for store owners are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Store Owners

Number Of Store Owner Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1Texas12,177$57,463
2California10,670$59,529
3Pennsylvania6,274$64,285
4North Carolina5,914$63,653
5Georgia5,637$50,523
6New York5,411$90,084
7Illinois5,252$69,628
8Virginia5,007$93,609
9Michigan4,891$68,759
10Ohio4,646$71,050
11Florida4,436$47,556
12Minnesota4,291$72,338
13Tennessee4,274$49,737
14Kentucky3,622$48,431
15Wisconsin3,540$77,833
16Indiana3,497$69,369
17Washington3,290$83,617
18South Carolina3,280$45,171
19Louisiana3,262$49,197
20Iowa2,636$54,738
21Colorado2,504$83,341
22Oregon2,288$54,009
23New Jersey2,137$95,370
24Missouri2,080$47,403
25Arizona2,051$44,020
26Massachusetts1,938$92,019
27Maryland1,740$76,519
28Alabama1,631$56,344
29Utah1,548$35,647
30New Mexico1,507$59,926
31Mississippi1,389$44,133
32West Virginia1,315$54,505
33Kansas1,280$58,830
34Idaho1,273$43,468
35Arkansas1,216$41,467
36Oklahoma1,203$43,103
37Connecticut889$98,783
38Nevada664$52,332
39New Hampshire516$59,219
40Nebraska483$53,424
41Delaware420$81,181
42Wyoming378$46,261
43Maine366$55,259
44Montana359$48,949
45Rhode Island298$100,066
46North Dakota282$59,698
47District of Columbia280$99,629
48South Dakota273$68,640
49Hawaii203$41,187
50Alaska193$52,156
51Vermont166$53,299

Store Owner Demographics FAQs

How Many Store Owner Are There In The Us?

There are over 519,828 Store Owners in the United States.

What Percentage Of Store Owners Are Black?

6.1% of Store Owners are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Store Owners?

Most a are White, with 67.7% of Store Owners belonging to this ethnicity. 15.0% of Store Owners are Hispanic or Latino, 6.3% of Store Owners are Asian, 6.1% of Store Owners are Black or African American, 4.3% of Store Owners are Unknown, and 0.6% of Store Owners are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Store Owner Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Store Owner jobs are not male - dominated. 50% of Store Owners are female, and 49% are male, so there are more female Store Owners than male Store Owners in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Store Owner?

The average Store Owner is 44 years old. 64% of Store Owners are 40+ years old or older, 30% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 6% are between 20-30 years old

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