Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for vocational specialists 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 5,942 vocational specialists currently employed in the United States.
  • 68.3% of all vocational specialists are women, while 31.7% are men.
  • The average age of an employed vocational specialist is 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of vocational specialists is White (67.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14.2%), Black or African American (10.6%) and Unknown (3.8%).
  • Vocational specialists are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • Pittsburg, CA pays an annual average wage of $53,329, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 99% of what men earned.
  • Massachusetts is the best state for vocational specialists to live.
  • Vocational specialists are 71% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Vocational Specialist Statistics By Gender

68.3% of vocational specialists are women and 31.7% of vocational specialists are men.

  • Female, 68.3%
  • Male, 31.7%

Vocational Specialists By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female68.3%
Male31.7%

Gender Pay Gap For Vocational Specialist

Women Earn 99¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$35,296
female-income
Female Income
$34,898

Vocational Specialist Gender Over Time

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

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

Vocational Specialist Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201042.02%57.98%
201140.24%59.76%
201240.00%60.00%
201339.74%60.26%
201438.64%61.36%
201538.72%61.28%
201637.46%62.54%
201736.64%63.36%
201832.37%67.63%
201933.85%66.15%
202029.87%70.13%
202131.73%68.27%

Vocational Specialist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, public health worker and rehabilitation engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Breastfeeding Educator2%98%
Certified Lactation Counselor3%97%
Lactation Specialist5%95%
Vocational Specialist32%68%
Donation Worker70%30%
Rehabilitation Engineer70%30%
Public Health Worker81%19%

Vocational Specialist Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among vocational specialists is White, which makes up 67.0% of all vocational specialists. Comparatively, there are 14.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 67.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.2%
  • Black or African American, 10.6%
  • Unknown, 3.8%
  • Asian, 3.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Vocational Specialist Race

Vocational Specialist RacePercentages
White67.0%
Hispanic or Latino14.2%
Black or African American10.6%
Unknown3.8%
Asian3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.7%

Vocational Specialist 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 vocational specialists.

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

Vocational Specialist Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201070.45%15.69%2.72%8.31%
201169.57%15.56%2.82%8.79%
201268.76%15.46%2.62%9.65%
201369.18%15.73%2.66%9.33%
201468.78%15.39%2.79%9.76%
201569.46%14.13%3.09%10.11%
201668.87%14.04%2.98%10.56%
201769.66%14.06%2.85%10.41%
201870.75%10.81%4.54%11.44%
201969.83%12.09%4.04%11.42%
202068.46%10.85%3.30%12.57%
202167.03%10.64%3.74%14.20%

Vocational Specialist Wage Gap By Race

Hispanic or latino vocational specialists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american vocational specialists have the lowest average salary at $34,881.
$37,000
$36,000
$35,000
$34,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$35,063
White$35,098
Black or African American$34,881
Asian$35,540
Hispanic or Latino$35,907

Average Age of a Vocational Specialist

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

Male
Female

Vocational Specialist Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4444
Unknown4043.5
Asian4038
Hispanic or Latino38.539
White4142
American Indian and Alaska Native48

Vocational Specialist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of vocational specialist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of vocational specialists is 40+ years old, which represents 55% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Vocational Specialist Age

Vocational Specialist YearsPercentages
40+ years55%
30-40 years31%
20-30 years14%

Types of Vocational Specialist Degree Levels

  • Bachelors, 62%
  • Masters, 22%
  • Associate, 9%
  • High School Diploma, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Vocational Specialists By Education

Vocational Specialist DegreePercentages
Bachelors62%
Masters22%
Associate9%
High School Diploma4%
Other Degrees3%

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Vocational Specialist Wage Gap By Education

Vocational specialists with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $40,297 annually. With a Masters degree, vocational specialists earn a median annual income of $39,834 compared to $36,276 for vocational specialists with an Bachelors degree.
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
$38,000
$37,000
$36,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$39,834
Bachelor's Degree$36,276
Doctorate Degree$40,297

Vocational Specialist Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where vocational specialists work. We found most vocational specialists work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most vocational specialists is the health care industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Vocational Specialist Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees8%
50 - 100 employees19%
100 - 500 employees38%
500 - 1,000 employees13%
1,000 - 10,000 employees19%
> 10,000 employees3%

The Types Of Companies Vocational Specialist Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Vocational Specialist Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education13%
Public4%
Private71%
Government12%

Top Industries Hiring Vocational Specialists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ vocational specialists. Those industries include health care, non profits and professional.

Health Care

Non Profits

Professional

Government

Education

Vocational Specialist Turnover And Employment Statistics

Vocational Specialist 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 vocational specialists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Vocational Specialist Unemployment Rate By Year

YearVocational Specialist Unemployment Rate
20105.18%
20115.42%
20124.84%
20134.91%
20143.67%
20153.13%
20163.01%
20172.42%
20182.05%
20191.74%
20202.08%
20212.02%

The Average Number of Years That Vocational Specialist Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,078 vocational specialists resumes, we figured out that the average vocational specialist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Vocational Specialist Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year18%
1-2 years38%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years17%
8-10 years5%
11+ years8%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Vocational Specialists 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 vocational specialists.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Anger Control Counselor8.96%58,069
Deputy Probation Officer9.50%57,433
Vocational Specialist10.75%-
Criminal Justice Social Worker11.25%85,917
Program Evaluator11.48%63,544
Intake Counselor15.06%77,050
Primary Therapist15.06%85,127

Vocational Specialist LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Anger Control Counselor8.96%58,069
Deputy Probation Officer9.50%57,433
Criminal Justice Social Worker11.25%85,917
Program Evaluator11.48%63,544
Intake Counselor15.06%77,050
Primary Therapist15.06%85,127

Foreign Languages Spoken By Vocational Specialists

The most common foreign language among vocational specialists is Spanish at 64.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Vietnamese at 5.9% and Hmong is the third-most popular at 5.9%.

  • Spanish, 64.7%
  • Vietnamese, 5.9%
  • Hmong, 5.9%
  • Portuguese, 2.9%
  • Khmer, 2.9%
  • Other, 17.7%

Vocational Specialist Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish64.7%
Vietnamese5.9%
Hmong5.9%
Portuguese2.9%
Khmer2.9%
Other17.7%

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Vocational Specialist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a vocational specialist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of vocational specialists is $49,530. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Vocational Specialists Earn The Most?

Vocational specialists earn the most in California, where the average vocational specialist salary is $52,851. The map here shows where vocational specialists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Vocational Specialists?

By looking through more than 1,078 resumes, we found that the most popular places for vocational specialists are New York, NY and Baltimore, MD.

Number of Vocational Specialists

Number Of Vocational Specialist Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California2,915$52,851
2Massachusetts1,949$47,116
3Florida1,426$31,416
4New York1,388$40,520
5Texas1,333$39,323
6Illinois1,131$38,514
7Pennsylvania944$37,855
8Maryland837$39,688
9Washington781$47,842
10Michigan756$36,847
11Georgia753$31,418
12New Jersey661$41,664
13Ohio614$40,451
14Arizona589$36,462
15Virginia574$35,847
16Minnesota569$38,415
17Colorado516$36,735
18Indiana512$33,730
19North Carolina499$31,826
20Missouri374$30,487
21Tennessee340$33,481
22Connecticut327$43,037
23Wisconsin327$39,672
24Iowa301$38,464
25Oregon275$42,153
26South Carolina254$37,545
27Kentucky254$30,168
28Louisiana251$33,597
29Oklahoma237$30,194
30Arkansas218$35,411
31Utah211$37,166
32Alabama210$30,000
33Maine208$32,237
34Kansas180$41,667
35Nebraska175$36,701
36Mississippi172$33,043
37Idaho146$30,091
38Nevada133$41,026
39Montana132$35,230
40New Mexico128$39,008
41District of Columbia124$46,856
42New Hampshire113$36,656
43Rhode Island106$40,988
44Hawaii102$36,492
45West Virginia98$33,218
46Alaska95$39,225
47South Dakota76$28,125
48Delaware71$37,242
49North Dakota52$37,320
50Vermont49$40,326
51Wyoming40$37,073

Vocational Specialist Demographics FAQs

How Many Vocational Specialist Are There In The Us?

There are over 5,942 Vocational Specialists in the United States.

What Percentage Of Vocational Specialists Are Black?

10.6% of Vocational Specialists are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Vocational Specialists?

Most a are White, with 67.0% of Vocational Specialists belonging to this ethnicity. 14.2% of Vocational Specialists are Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% of Vocational Specialists are Black or African American, 3.8% of Vocational Specialists are Unknown, 3.7% of Vocational Specialists are Asian, and 0.7% of Vocational Specialists are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Vocational Specialist Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Vocational Specialist jobs are not male - dominated. 68% of Vocational Specialists are female, and 31% are male, so there are more female Vocational Specialists than male Vocational Specialists in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Vocational Specialist?

The average Vocational Specialist is 42 years old. 55% of Vocational Specialists are 40+ years old or older, 31% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 14% are between 20-30 years old

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