Voice Actor Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about voice actor demographics? We analyzed 568 voice actors 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.

Voice Actor Diversity

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

Voice Actor Gender Ratio

Among voice actors, 28.1% of them are women compared to 68.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 68.3%
  • Female, 28.1%
  • Unknown, 3.6%

Voice Actor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among voice actors is White, which makes up 61.6% of all voice actors. Comparatively, there are 14.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 61.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.5%
  • Black or African American, 11.1%
  • Asian, 8.1%
  • Unknown, 4.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Voice Actors

The chart below shows that 31.9% of voice actors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 23.4% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 10.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 31.9%
  • French, 23.4%
  • Japanese, 10.6%
  • Mandarin, 6.4%
  • German, 4.3%
  • Other, 23.4%

Voice Actor 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 voice actors.

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

Voice Actor Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
60%
57%
54%
50%
47%
44%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Voice Actor 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 voice actors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Voice Actor

By looking over 568 voice actors resumes, we figured out that the average voice actor enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 31%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Voice Actor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of voice actor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of voice actors is 40+ years old, which represents 35% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Voice Actors with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, stuntman and professional baseball player have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Modern Dancer9%85%
Actress10%85%
Softball Player13%85%
Voice Actor68%28%
Baseball Scout93%2%
Professional Baseball Player94%3%
Stuntman94%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Stuntman
Professional Baseball Player
Baseball Scout
Voice Actor
Softball Player
Actress
Modern Dancer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Voice Actors 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 voice actors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Baseball Instructor11.50%
Voice Actor16.44%
Ballet Company Artistic Director20.85%
Vocal Artist21.74%
Graphic Design Specialist27.16%
Music Video Producer35.05%
Amusement Park Entertainer37.57%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Voice Actor?

male-income
Male Income
$66,957
female-income
Female Income
$64,231

Voice Actor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$70,968
$69,446
$67,924
$66,402
$64,880
$63,358
$61,836
$60,314
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Voice Actor 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
Some College/ Associate Degree$59,663
High School Diploma or Less$60,779
Master's Degree$66,073
Bachelor's Degree$67,924

Voice Actor 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
$70,749
$67,924
$65,098
$62,272
$59,446
$56,621
$53,795
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Voice Actor Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Voice Actor Work In

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

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Public

Private

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 voice actors. Those industries include hospitality, technology and media.

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Hospitality

Technology

Media

Fortune 500

Education

Voice Actor Jobs