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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialists in U.S. companies

DEI specialists in US workplaces
Indre Ozalinskaite

Indre Ozalinskaite

September 29, 2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are important components of creating a welcoming and pleasant environment in the company for all employees, members, partners, and others.

The importance of these three things is not only theoretical. A recent study showed that 80% of employees in the U.S. want to work for a company that values DEI.

We analyzed how the number of DEI positions in the U.S. had changed over the last two years.

For this data digest, we scanned almost 15 million company profiles of organizations based in the U.S. from one of the largest online job posting platforms. We were aiming to find how many DEI specialists* work for them.

It's important to note that this analysis also includes DEI specialists working in the education, non-profit, and civic and social organization industries, which consist of more than business-oriented organizations, for example, public schools, non-profit organizations, etc.

*The job positions we analyzed feature one or all of the following keywords as well as acronyms and synonyms of these keywords: diversity, equity, inclusion, equality, and culture. Because of this filtering method, some job positions might not be directly related to DEI efforts in the organization. 

DEI specialists in U.S.-based companies

In September 2022, 35,246 people worked in DEI-related job positions in U.S.-based companies or organizations that we selected for this data digest. This number has increased significantly in the past two years.

Interestingly, every year the number of DEI specialists grew more or less consistently.

DEI specialists in companies based in the United States

Currently, the TOP 5 most popular DEI positions among companies and organizations we analyzed for this data digest are the following:

  • Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Inclusion Teacher
  •  Inclusion Specialist.
top five DEI specialists

Around one third (31,8%) of the DEI positions that we analyzed were in the following sectors:

  • Higher Education (20,6%);
  • Non-profit Organization Management (6%);
  • Financial Services (5%).

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