Video Journalist Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about video journalist demographics? We analyzed 732 video journalists 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.

Video Journalist Diversity

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

Video Journalist Gender Ratio

Among video journalists, 35.9% of them are women compared to 58.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 58.8%
  • Female, 35.9%
  • Unknown, 5.3%

Video Journalist Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among video journalists is White, which makes up 70.0% of all video journalists. Comparatively, there are 13.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.5%
  • Black or African American, 7.4%
  • Asian, 6.9%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Video Journalists

The chart below shows that 48.4% of video journalists speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.9% and German is the third-most popular at 6.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 48.4%
  • French, 12.9%
  • German, 6.5%
  • Portuguese, 3.2%
  • Hindi, 3.2%
  • Other, 25.8%

Video Journalist 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 video journalists.

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

Video Journalist Gender Over Time

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


Video Journalist 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 video journalists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Video Journalist

By looking over 732 video journalists resumes, we figured out that the average video journalist 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

Video Journalist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of video journalist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of video journalists 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 Video Journalists 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
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Video Journalist59%36%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Video Journalist
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Video Journalists 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 video journalists.

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Job Titleascdesc
Continuity Writer15.82%
Video Journalist19.36%
Advertising Writer22.69%
Radio Personality25.03%
Medical Interpreter27.03%
Book Editor28.26%
Account Executive/Account Coordinator30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Video Journalist?

Male Income
Female Income

Video Journalist 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
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Video Journalist 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
Bachelor's Degree$50,878
Master's Degree$55,623

Video Journalist 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
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Video Journalist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a video journalist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of video journalists is $46,506. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Video Journalists Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Video Journalists Located?

By looking through more than 732 resumes, we found that the most popular places for video journalists are GA, Atlanta and NY, New York.

Number of Video Journalists

Video Journalist Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Video Journalist Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

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

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