Learn about the types of people who become DJs. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2023
26% of DJs work in full-time roles while 74% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a DJ. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming DJs at a ratio of 2.04 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2023
32% of DJs are female and 68% are male.
Gender Bias, 2023
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a DJ 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 DJ and those who end up becoming one.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of DJs are White, making up 55% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 13% and 12% respectively.