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Argonne Employee Demographics

To build and support Argonne's world-class community of talent, we are committed to creating and sustaining a safe, welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. Bringing together people whose cultural and intellectual backgrounds equip them to look at a problem from different viewpoints is key to collaboration and innovation.

These figures reflect the laboratory’s employee population as of July 1, 2020 with 3,494 total employees.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne reviews its demographics annually to help inform strategies related to recruitment, retention and advancement.

  • Senior Leaders: Director, deputies, and associate laboratory directors
  • Technical Leaders: Research/development scientific and engineering managers
  • Operations/Research Support Leaders: Professional, administrative, and technical managers
  • Research Staff: Research/development scientists and engineers
  • Operations/Research Support Staff: Professional, administrative, and technical/engineers
  • Postdocs: Postdoctoral researchers
  • Graduate Students: Graduate students funded by the lab
  • Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate students funded by the lab
  • Men
  • Women
  • African American/Black
  • American Indian/Native Alaskan
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian
  • Two or More Races
  • White
  • Unknown
  Overall Senior Leaders Technical Leaders Operations/ Research Support Leaders Research Staff Operations/ Research Support Staff Postdocs Grad Students Undergrad Students
Men 70.52% 57.14% 84.06% 62.30% 82.20% 57.90% 81.29% 71.70% 61.29%
Women 29.48% 42.86% 15.94% 37.70% 17.80% 42.10% 18.71% 28.30% 38.71%
  Overall Senior Leaders Technical Leaders Operations/ Research Support Leaders Research Staff Operations/ Research Support Staff Postdocs Grad Students Undergrad Students
African American/ Black 4.15% 0.00% 1.45% 4.19% 0.79% 7.86% 1.84% 0.00% 6.45%
American Indian/ Native Alaskan 0.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.20% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Asian 18.40% 14.29% 17.03% 3.14% 27.84% 3.46% 59.20% 50.94% 6.45%
Hispanic/ Latino 4.75% 0.00% 2.17% 2.62% 2.38% 7.32% 4.29% 5.66% 9.68%
Pacific Islander/ Native Hawaiian 0.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.07% 0.00% 0.00% 2.70%
Two or More Races 1.29% 0.00% 0.36% 0.52% 1.15% 1.29% 2.45% 1.89% 6.45%
White 71.29% 85.71% 78.99% 89.53% 67.84% 79.80% 32.21% 41.51% 70.97%
Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%