Taxonomist Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about taxonomist demographics? We analyzed 115 taxonomists 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.

Taxonomist Diversity

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

Taxonomist Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among taxonomists is White, which makes up 75.0% of all taxonomists. Comparatively, there are 10.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 75.0%
  • Asian, 10.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.4%
  • Black or African American, 2.9%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Taxonomists

The chart below shows that 50.0% of taxonomists speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 20.0% and Russian is the third-most popular at 10.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 50.0%
  • German, 20.0%
  • Russian, 10.0%
  • Vietnamese, 10.0%
  • French, 10.0%

Most Common Degree for Taxonomist

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for taxonomists. The most common degree for taxonomists is bachelor's degree. In fact, 65% of taxonomists earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 17% and rounding it off is associate degree with 5%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 65%
  • Masters degree, 17%
  • Associate degree, 5%
  • Doctorate degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

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Taxonomist 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 taxonomists.

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

Taxonomist Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
61%
58%
55%
51%
48%
45%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Taxonomist 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 taxonomists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Taxonomist

By looking over 115 taxonomists resumes, we figured out that the average taxonomist enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year 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

Taxonomist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of taxonomist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of taxonomists is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Taxonomists with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, field agronomist and procurement forester have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Animal Behaviorist22%78%
Public Health Microbiologist25%70%
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens25%70%
Taxonomist48%47%
Forestry Consultant86%7%
Procurement Forester87%8%
Field Agronomist87%6%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Field Agronomist
Procurement Forester
Forestry Consultant
Taxonomist
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens
Public Health Microbiologist
Animal Behaviorist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Taxonomists 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 taxonomists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Chemist7.15%
Lead Field Technician11.26%
Meteorologist15.19%
Soil Conservationist17.71%
Taxonomist18.62%
Planner31.58%
School Psychologist34.48%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Taxonomist?

male-income
Male Income
$67,732
female-income
Female Income
$66,747

Taxonomist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$79,378
$76,734
$74,091
$71,447
$68,804
$66,160
$63,517
$60,873
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Taxonomist 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$62,649
Master's Degree$74,091
Doctorate Degree$93,818

Taxonomist 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
$103,648
$93,818
$83,989
$74,159
$64,329
$54,500
$44,670
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do Taxonomists Earn The Most?

The map here shows where taxonomists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Taxonomist Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Taxonomist Work In

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

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Public

Private

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ taxonomists. Those industries include technology, professional and manufacturing.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Professional

Manufacturing

Retail

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