Bakersfield, CA Income by Gender

In Bakersfield, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $40,489 for males and $26,703 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $55,118 for males and $44,824 for females.
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Updated Jan 9, 2024

Bakersfield, CA annual median income by work experience and sex (Aged 15+, in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars)

The table presents median income data over a decade or more for males and females categorized by Total, Full-Time Year-Round (FT), and Part-Time (PT) employment in Bakersfield. It showcases annual income, providing insights into gender-specific income distributions and the disparities between full-time1 and part-time2 work.

Year Male Total Income Male FT Income Male PT Income Female Total Income Female FT Income Female PT Income
2010 $43,037 $64,162 $21,244 $26,164 $47,499 $15,594
2011 $37,980 $65,295 $16,066 $23,045 $52,219 $15,069
2012 $40,198 $65,032 $18,765 $21,496 $44,323 $13,918
2013 $38,697 $60,482 $19,250 $25,176 $46,476 $14,839
2014 $43,272 $62,147 $17,913 $24,968 $50,922 $13,515
2015 $43,803 $60,908 $18,313 $26,103 $44,800 $15,024
2016 $41,197 $59,704 $16,328 $25,364 $46,769 $14,180
2017 $41,401 $62,477 $21,185 $25,401 $50,035 $15,267
2018 $41,104 $57,610 $19,791 $27,093 $48,961 $16,165
2019 $42,034 $67,617 $25,738 $27,275 $48,103 $17,300
2021 $39,976 $66,291 $24,874 $27,064 $50,047 $17,395
2022 $40,489 $55,118 $19,221 $26,703 $44,824 $16,740
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Avg Income Age group Avg Income Diversity Index Population Gender ratio (M:F) Homeownership % Avg commute time Custom Dataset: Bakersfield Self-employed, multilingual, car-commuting, insured individuals 15 to 24 years $27,865 75 27,354 0.75 0.5% 55 min 25 to 44 years $44,231 90 37,459 0.86 19% 43 min 45 to 64 years $53,865 95 42,167 0.77 35% 15 min 65 to 74 years $51,800 74 32,972 0.91 45% 13 min 75 to 84 years $41,234 66 26,758 0.87 66% 42 min 85 years and over $36,093 56 18,857 0.89 76% 45 min

Bakersfield, CA gender pay gap statistics

In Bakersfield, the population consists of 197,776 males (49.60%) and 200,980 females (50.40%), a breakdown further detailed in Bakersfield population by gender.

With a gender ratio of 98.4:100 i.e. 98.4 men to 100 women (0.984), Bakersfield hosts fewer men than women. This demographic distribution sets the backdrop for our exploration into gender-based income disparities within the area.

Historically, addressing gender-based pay differences has been a pressing concern, prompting substantial efforts not only from government initiatives but also from advocacy groups, businesses, and social movements. To explore this further within the context of Bakersfield, our analysis will focus on examining the income data to understand the reality of gender-based pay differences.

Here are the key findings from our analysis:

  • All workers, aged 15 years and older: In Bakersfield, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $40,489 for males and $26,703 for females.

    These income figures highlight a substantial gender-based income gap in Bakersfield. Women, regardless of work hours, earn 66 cents for each dollar earned by men. This significant gender pay gap, approximately 34%, underscores concerning gender-based income inequality in the city of Bakersfield.

  • Full-time workers, aged 15 years and older: In Bakersfield, among full-time, year-round workers aged 15 years and older, males earned a median income of $55,118, while females earned $44,824, leading to a 19% gender pay gap among full-time workers. This illustrates that women earn 81 cents for each dollar earned by men in full-time roles. This analysis indicates a widening gender pay gap, showing a substantial income disparity where women, despite working full-time, face a more significant wage discrepancy compared to men in the same roles.

    Surprisingly, the gender pay gap percentage was higher across all roles, including non-full-time employment, for women compared to men. This suggests that full-time employment offers a more equitable income scenario for women compared to other employment patterns in Bakersfield.

To visualize the evolving trend, here is a line chart depicting the changes in gender-specific annual median incomes over time in Bakersfield, encompassing both full-time and all workers aged 15 years and older.

Line chart showing the annual median income trends in Bakersfield, CA for males and females across four employment categories: (1) Males in full-time year-round positions, (2) Males in non-full-time roles (part-time and other employment types), (3) Females in full-time year-round positions, and (4) Females in non-full-time roles (part-time and other employment types).
Bakersfield, CA gender based income disparity: Gain insights into gender-based pay disparity trends and explore the variations in income for male and female individuals, in 2022 inflation adjusted dollars. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2022 1-Year Estimates

Bakersfield, CA gender and employment-based income distribution analysis (Ages 15+)

To gain insights into gender-based income distribution within the Bakersfield population, we conducted an analysis across 20 distinct brackets for males and females aged 15 years and over, covering both full-time year-round workers and other employment designations.

Within Bakersfield, among individuals aged 15 years and older with income, there were 132,711 men and 121,359 women in the workforce. Among them, 71,319 men were engaged in full-time, year-round employment, while 47,706 women were in full-time, year-round roles.

Analyzing the percentage of full-time, year-round workers to the total workforce reveals that among men, the proportion of full-time employment was 53.74%, whereas among women, the ratio was 39.31%. This indicates that a higher percentage of men were engaged in full-time, year-round roles compared to women.

The observed disparity may stem from various factors such as industry choices, societal expectations, or employment opportunities, revealing potential gender-based variations in employment trends within Bakersfield.

Parenthood, for instance, is one such factor influencing these trends. Women between 25 and 44 years old who are mothers are less inclined to participate in the workforce compared to women of the same age without children at home. Furthermore, when employed, these mothers often work fewer hours per week, adding to the observed disparities in full-time employment between genders.

Bakersfield annual income distribution by work experience and sex (Ages 15+ with income)

The following table provides a detailed breakdown of the count of individuals within distinct income brackets, categorizing them by gender (men and women) and employment type - full-time1 (FT) and part-time2 (PT), offering valuable insights into the diverse income landscapes within Bakersfield

Income Bracket Full-Time Males Part-Time Males Full-Time Females Part-Time Females
$1 to $2,499 or loss 190 3,720 - 5,499
$2,500 to $4,999 31 2,605 335 3,977
$5,000 to $7,499 135 3,676 505 5,224
$7,500 to $9,999 365 4,130 365 4,454
$10,000 to $12,499 1,288 5,250 633 6,395
$12,500 to $14,999 384 5,029 495 7,177
$15,000 to $17,499 1,271 4,168 621 5,891
$17,500 to $19,999 543 3,076 259 5,562
$20,000 to $22,499 1,251 2,242 1,447 3,536
$22,500 to $24,999 1,339 2,354 2,515 1,899
$25,000 to $29,999 4,239 2,710 4,010 4,591
$30,000 to $34,999 5,366 3,079 4,094 4,405
$35,000 to $39,999 4,328 2,527 4,459 2,475
$40,000 to $44,999 6,073 2,171 4,257 1,964
$45,000 to $49,999 3,426 1,412 2,133 1,191
$50,000 to $54,999 5,313 1,805 3,042 1,480
$55,000 to $64,999 6,175 3,081 4,748 1,594
$65,000 to $74,999 5,389 1,537 3,064 1,878
$75,000 to $99,999 8,604 3,479 5,447 1,553
$100,000 or more 15,609 3,341 5,277 2,908
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To provide a more comprehensive understanding of income distribution, we have grouped the original income brackets into five broader categories for analysis purposes: Under $24,999, $25,000 to $49,999, $50,000 to $74,999, $75,000 to $99,999, and above $100,000. This grouping allows for a more focused assessment of income disparities across distinct income ranges, offering clearer insights into gender-based income distributions within the Bakersfield population.

The analysis unveiled the following key findings:

  • Annual income under $24,999: Of the male population working full-time, 9.53% fell within the income range of under $24,999, while 15.04% of the female population working full-time was represented in the same income bracket. Additionally, among individuals in other non-full-time employment categories, 59.05% of males and 67.36% of females were found within this income range.

    In total, among the population aged 15 years and older with income, across all employment categories, the analysis revealed that 32.44% of the entire male population and 46.79% of the entire female population fell within the income bracket of under $24,999.

    A higher percentage of females compared to males falling within the under $24,999 income bucket suggests a potential disparity, indicating a greater concentration of women in this lower income range.

  • Annual income between $25,000 and $49,999: 32.86% of males in full-time employment were within the $25,000 to $49,999 income range, while 39.73% of females in full-time roles were represented in this income bracket. Moreover, among other employment categories, 19.38% of males and 19.86% of females fell into this income range.

    Considering the population aged 15 years and older with income across all employments, 26.62% of the total male population and 27.67% of the total female population were encompassed within this income bracket.

    The higher representation of females compared to males in the $25,000 to $49,999 income bracket indicates a potential inequality, emphasizing a greater prevalence of women within this lower-middle income range.

  • Annual income between $50,000 and $74,999: 23.66% of men in full-time employment fell within the $50,000 to $74,999 income bracket, while 22.75% of women in full-time positions were also within this income range. Furthermore, among individuals in other non-full-time employment categories, 10.46% of men and 6.72% of women were situated within this specific income bracket.

    Overall, considering the entire population aged 15 years and older with income across all job types, 17.56% of the total male population and 13.02% of the total female population were found within the $50,000 to $74,999 income bracket.

    The higher proportion of males compared to females in the $50,000 to $74,999 income bracket suggests a potential inequality, emphasizing a greater prevalence of men within this middle-income range.

  • Annual income between $75,000 and $99,999: 12.06% of men in full-time roles occupied the $75,000 to $99,999 income bracket, while 11.42% of women in full-time positions shared this income range. Additionally, among individuals in other non-full-time employment categories, 5.67% of men and 2.11% of women were situated within this specific income bracket.

    In total, among the entire population aged 15 years and older with income across all job types, 9.10% of the total male population and 5.77% of the total female population fell within the $75,000 to $99,999 income bracket.

    The elevated ratio of males to females in the $75,000 to $99,999 income bracket hints at a potential inequality, underscoring a stronger predominance of men within this upper-middle income range.

  • Annual income above $100,000: 21.89% of men in full-time roles earned incomes exceeding $100,000, while 11.06% of women in full-time positions earned within this income bracket. Additionally, among those in alternative non-full-time employment, 5.44% of men and 3.95% of women earned within this income bracket.

    In total, across the entire population aged 15 years and older with income across all job types, 14.28% of the total male population and 6.74% of the total female population earned incomes above $100,000.

    The increased proportion of males compared to females in the above $100,000 income bracket suggests a potential inequality, emphasizing a greater predominance of men in this higher income range.

Grouped bar chart displaying the count of male and female individuals across 20 income brackets, categorized by full-time and part-time employment statuses. It provides insights into income disparities and variations across genders, aiding in data analysis and decision-making.
Bakersfield, CA gender and employment-based income distribution analysis (Ages 15+) Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2022 1-Year Estimates

Things to know

Is there a gender-based pay gap in Bakersfield, CA?

In Bakersfield, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $40,489 for males and $26,703 for females.

These income figures highlight a substantial gender-based income gap in Bakersfield. Women, regardless of work hours, earn 66 cents for each dollar earned by men. This significant gender pay gap, approximately 34%, underscores concerning gender-based income inequality in the city of Bakersfield.

What is the average annual income for a women in Bakersfield, CA?

The median income for females aged 15 years and older in Bakersfield is $26,703, indicating that half of the female population in this age group earns more than this figure, while the other half earns less. This data is sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2022 1-Year Estimates.

What is the average annual income for men in Bakersfield, CA?

The median income for males aged 15 years and older in Bakersfield is $40,489, indicating that half of the male population in this age group earns more than this figure, while the other half earns less. This data is sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2022 1-Year Estimates.

Is $100,000 considered low annual income in Bakersfield, CA?

In Bakersfield, among individuals aged 15 years and older working full-time year-round, 21.89% of men and 11.06% of women earned incomes surpassing $100,000. This indicates that for both men and women, the percentage earning above $100,000 is relatively low.

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Notes

1 A full-time, year-round worker is a person who worked full time (35 or more hours per week) and 50 or more weeks during the previous calendar year. 2 A part-time worker is a person who worked less than 35 hours per week during the previous calendar year.

The analysis presented in this article is based on estimates derived from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey. While these figures offer valuable insights, they are subject to a margin of error. It is advisable to exercise caution and consider the potential margin of error when interpreting and utilizing this data.

Datasets

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2023
Bakersfield, CA annual income distribution by work experience and gender dataset (Number of individuals ages 15+ with income, 2022)
Last updated January 9, 2024
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset presents the detailed breakdown of the count of individuals within distinct income brackets, categorizing them by gender (men and women) and employment type - full-time (FT) and part-time (PT), offering valuable insights into the diverse income landscapes within Bakersfield. The dataset can be utilized to gain insights into gender-based income distribution within the Bakersfield population, aiding in data analysis and decision-making..

Key observations

  • Employment patterns: Within Bakersfield, among individuals aged 15 years and older with income, there were 132,711 men and 121,359 women in the workforce. Among them, 71,319 men were engaged in full-time, year-round employment, while 47,706 women were in full-time, year-round roles.
  • Annual income under $24,999: Of the male population working full-time, 9.53% fell within the income range of under $24,999, while 15.04% of the female population working full-time was represented in the same income bracket.
  • Annual income above $100,000: 21.89% of men in full-time roles earned incomes exceeding $100,000, while 11.06% of women in full-time positions earned within this income bracket.
  • Refer to the research insights for more key observations on more income brackets ( Annual income under $24,999, Annual income between $25,000 and $49,999, Annual income between $50,000 and $74,999, Annual income between $75,000 and $99,999 and Annual income above $100,000) and employment types (full-time year-round and part-time)

Bakersfield, CA gender and employment-based income distribution analysis (Ages 15+)

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2022 1-Year Estimates.

Income brackets:

  • $1 to $2,499 or loss
  • $2,500 to $4,999
  • $5,000 to $7,499
  • $7,500 to $9,999
  • $10,000 to $12,499
  • $12,500 to $14,999
  • $15,000 to $17,499
  • $17,500 to $19,999
  • $20,000 to $22,499
  • $22,500 to $24,999
  • $25,000 to $29,999
  • $30,000 to $34,999
  • $35,000 to $39,999
  • $40,000 to $44,999
  • $45,000 to $49,999
  • $50,000 to $54,999
  • $55,000 to $64,999
  • $65,000 to $74,999
  • $75,000 to $99,999
  • $100,000 or more

Variables / Data Columns

  • Income Bracket: This column showcases 20 income brackets ranging from $1 to $100,000+..
  • Full-Time Males: The count of males employed full-time year-round and earning within a specified income bracket
  • Part-Time Males: The count of males employed part-time and earning within a specified income bracket
  • Full-Time Females: The count of females employed full-time year-round and earning within a specified income bracket
  • Part-Time Females: The count of females employed part-time and earning within a specified income bracket

Employment type classifications include:

  • Full-time, year-round: A full-time, year-round worker is a person who worked full time (35 or more hours per week) and 50 or more weeks during the previous calendar year.
  • Part-time: A part-time worker is a person who worked less than 35 hours per week during the previous calendar year.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Bakersfield median household income by gender. You can refer the same here

Bakersfield, CA annual median income by work experience and sex dataset : Aged 15+, 2010-2022 (in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars)
Last updated January 9, 2024
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset presents median income data over a decade or more for males and females categorized by Total, Full-Time Year-Round (FT), and Part-Time (PT) employment in Bakersfield. It showcases annual income, providing insights into gender-specific income distributions and the disparities between full-time and part-time work. The dataset can be utilized to gain insights into gender-based pay disparity trends and explore the variations in income for male and female individuals.

Key observations: Insights from 2022

Based on our analysis ACS 2022 1-Year Estimates, we present the following observations:

  • All workers, aged 15 years and older: In Bakersfield, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $40,489 for males and $26,703 for females.

    These income figures highlight a substantial gender-based income gap in Bakersfield. Women, regardless of work hours, earn 66 cents for each dollar earned by men. This significant gender pay gap, approximately 34%, underscores concerning gender-based income inequality in the city of Bakersfield.

  • Full-time workers, aged 15 years and older: In Bakersfield, among full-time, year-round workers aged 15 years and older, males earned a median income of $55,118, while females earned $44,824, leading to a 19% gender pay gap among full-time workers. This illustrates that women earn 81 cents for each dollar earned by men in full-time roles. This analysis indicates a widening gender pay gap, showing a substantial income disparity where women, despite working full-time, face a more significant wage discrepancy compared to men in the same roles.

    Surprisingly, the gender pay gap percentage was higher across all roles, including non-full-time employment, for women compared to men. This suggests that full-time employment offers a more equitable income scenario for women compared to other employment patterns in Bakersfield.

Bakersfield, CA gender based income disparity

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2022 1-Year Estimates. All incomes have been adjusting for inflation and are presented in 2022-inflation-adjusted dollars.

Gender classifications include:

  • Male
  • Female

Employment type classifications include:

  • Full-time, year-round: A full-time, year-round worker is a person who worked full time (35 or more hours per week) and 50 or more weeks during the previous calendar year.
  • Part-time: A part-time worker is a person who worked less than 35 hours per week during the previous calendar year.

Variables / Data Columns

  • Year: This column presents the data year. Expected values are 2010 to 2022
  • Male Total Income: Annual median income, for males regardless of work hours
  • Male FT Income: Annual median income, for males working full time, year-round
  • Male PT Income: Annual median income, for males working part time
  • Female Total Income: Annual median income, for females regardless of work hours
  • Female FT Income: Annual median income, for females working full time, year-round
  • Female PT Income: Annual median income, for females working part time

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Bakersfield median household income by gender. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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