The U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 National Laboratories lead the nation in advancing the frontiers of scientific knowledge, keeping our nation secure, and fueling our clean energy economy. The innovation at the heart of the Laboratories’ past and future success benefits from the fusion of diverse talents and inclusive perspectives. This includes the broad spectrum of individual characteristics reflected by race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, culture, language, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, family structure, and diversity of thought, technical expertise, and life experience.

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Demographic Data for the National Labs

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Women

Under-Represented Minorities

Other People of Color


Types of Jobs Total Women URM % OPC %
Senior Leadership
(Director/President, Deputy Director/Vice President, Associate Lab Director)
269 61 22.68% 18 6.69% 10 3.72%
Research/Technical Management (first-line and mid-level)
(Engineering Management, Research Management, Technical Management)
4,532 766 16.90% 312 6.88% 438 9.66%
Operations (or Research Support) Management
(Business Management, Computer Systems, Communications, ESHQ, Facilities Ops, HR, Legal, Tech Transfer, Strategic Planning)
2,903 1,101 37.93% 492 16.95% 171 5.89%
Technical Research Staff
(Non-management: Researchers, Scientists, or Engineers)
21,304 3,924 18.42% 1,978 9.28% 2,838 13.32%
Operations Support Staff
(Non-management: support roles)
25,221 10,764
42.68% 6,597 26.16% 1,094 4.34%
Post Doctoral
(Post-doc employees)
2,751 670 24.35% 160 5.82% 1,058 38.46%
Graduate Student
(Funded by Lab)
2,579 743 28.81% 316 12.25% 582 22.57%
Undergraduate Student
(Funded by Lab, do not include undergrad student funded by DOE directly (i.e. SULI))
2,797 1,102 39.40% 743 26.56% 340 12.16%
Totals 62,356 19,131 30.68% 10,616 17.02% 6,531 10.47%

Includes: Laboratory recruited roles (includes roles waived from posting), postdoc employees, and students funded by the lab (not DOE funded students) Excludes: Unknown ethnicity and multi ethnicities URM = Under Represented Minorities (e.g.: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaskan Native) OPC = Other People of Color (e.g.: Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islanders Includes data from: AMES, ANL, BNL, FNAL, INL, JLAB, LANL, LBL, LLNL, NREL, ORNL, PNNL, PPPL, SANDIA, SLAC