Learn about the types of people who become bodyguards. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a bodyguard. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming bodyguards at a ratio of 4.86 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

17% of bodyguards are female and 83% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a bodyguard and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a bodyguard and those who end up becoming one.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of bodyguards are White, making up 64% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Black or African American, making up 14% and 9% respectively.