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Workforce Development Specialist Demographics in the US

Workforce Development Specialist Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among workforce development specialists is White, which makes up 68.4% of all workforce development specialists. Comparatively, there are 14.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 68.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.9%
  • Black or African American, 9.8%
  • Asian, 4.0%
  • Unknown, 3.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Workforce Development Specialists

The chart below shows that 75.9% of workforce development specialists speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.8% and Russian is the third-most popular at 2.4%.

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  • Spanish, 75.9%
  • French, 10.8%
  • Russian, 2.4%
  • Italian, 2.4%
  • Ukrainian, 1.2%
  • Other, 7.3%

Types of Workforce Development Specialist Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for workforce development specialists. The most common degree for workforce development specialists is bachelor's degree. In fact, 59% of workforce development specialists earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 15% and rounding it off is master's degree with 11%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 59%
  • Associate degree, 15%
  • Masters degree, 11%
  • High School Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 12%

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Workforce Development Specialist Employment Statistics

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

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

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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 Workforce Development Specialist Work In

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

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Top Industries Hiring Workforce Development Specialists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ workforce development specialists. Those industries include non profits, hospitality and finance.

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Fortune 500

Non Profits


Health Care


Workforce Development Specialist Diversity

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

Workforce Development Specialist 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 workforce development specialists.

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

Workforce Development Specialist Gender Over Time

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


Workforce Development 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 workforce development specialists changed.

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Average Age of a Workforce Development Specialist Based On Race And Gender

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


The Average Number of Years That Workforce Development Specialist Stay in a Job

By looking over 2,009 workforce development specialists resumes, we figured out that the average workforce development specialist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years 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

Workforce Development Specialist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of workforce development specialist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of workforce development specialists is 40+ years old, which represents 62% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Workforce Development Specialist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, grain elevator worker and chief estimator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Human Resources Administrative Assistant11%85%
Wedding Coordinator11%83%
Assistant To Human Resources Director12%83%
Workforce Development Specialist31%64%
Timber Buyer88%7%
Chief Estimator91%6%
Grain Elevator Worker91%8%
Grain Elevator Worker
Chief Estimator
Timber Buyer
Workforce Development Specialist
Assistant To Human Resources Director
Wedding Coordinator
Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Workforce Development 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 workforce development specialists.

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Job Titleascdesc
Wheat Buyer12.70%
Executive Recruiter16.05%
Associate Merchandise Buyer16.98%
Claim Approver19.42%
Director Of Records Management20.62%
Author's Agent23.56%
Workforce Development Specialist33.95%

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Workforce Development Specialist Gender Pay Gap

Male Income
Female Income

Workforce Development Specialist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Workforce Development Specialist 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
High School Diploma or Less$43,150
Some College/ Associate Degree$44,519
Bachelor's Degree$51,470
Master's Degree$57,111
Doctorate Degree$61,230

Workforce Development Specialist 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
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Workforce Development Specialist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a workforce development specialist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of workforce development specialists is $66,236. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Workforce Development Specialists Earn The Most?

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

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Where Are Workforce Development Specialists Located?

By looking through more than 2,009 resumes, we found that the most popular places for workforce development specialists are DC, Washington and TX, Houston.

Number of Workforce Development Specialists