Learn about the types of people who become securities and commodities brokers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2023
95% of securities and commodities brokers work in full-time roles while 5% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a securities and commodities broker. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming securities and commodities brokers at a ratio of 3.28 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2023
35% of securities and commodities brokers are female and 65% 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 securities and commodities broker 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 securities and commodities broker and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more men interested in becoming a securities and commodities broker than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of securities and commodities brokers are White, making up 75% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and East Asian, making up 8% and 6% respectively.