Aviator Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about aviator demographics? We analyzed 260 aviators resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Aviator Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as aviators. Keep reading to find out what the results for aviators were.

Aviator Gender Ratio

Among aviators, 9.3% of them are women compared to 88.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 88.1%
  • Female, 9.3%
  • Unknown, 2.6%

Aviator Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among aviators is White, which makes up 85.7% of all aviators. Comparatively, there are 7.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 2.8% of the Unknown ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 85.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.3%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • Black or African American, 2.1%
  • Asian, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Aviators

The chart below shows that 25.0% of aviators speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Korean at 16.7% and Italian is the third-most popular at 16.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 25.0%
  • Korean, 16.7%
  • Italian, 16.7%
  • Portuguese, 8.3%
  • German, 8.3%
  • Other, 25.0%

Aviator Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among aviators.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Aviator Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the aviator position over time.

Male
Female
100%
98%
95%
93%
90%
88%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Aviator Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of aviators changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of aviators based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Aviator

By looking over 260 aviators resumes, we figured out that the average aviator enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 42%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Aviator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of aviator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of aviators is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Aviators with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, fighter pilot and airline captain have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Airline Flight Attendant16%78%
Flight Attendant22%75%
International Flight Attendant22%73%
Aviator88%9%
Ground Operations Superintendent94%3%
Airline Captain95%4%
Fighter Pilot96%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Fighter Pilot
Airline Captain
Ground Operations Superintendent
Aviator
International Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Airline Flight Attendant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Aviators with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to aviators.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Aviator7.63%
Traffic Control Specialist7.72%
Limousine Driver7.91%
Switchman8.61%
Mover8.85%
Motor Vehicle Operator13.50%
Flight Control Specialist20.19%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Aviator?

male-income
Male Income
$88,189
female-income
Female Income
$82,977

Aviator Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$91,246
$88,942
$86,639
$84,336
$82,033
$79,729
$77,426
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Aviator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$88,942
Master's Degree$91,907

Aviator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$93,699
$91,907
$90,115
$88,322
$86,530
$84,738
$82,945
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Aviator Heatmaps

Where Are Aviators In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country aviators are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Aviator Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ aviators. We found that the most common company type is government. In addition, the industry that employs the most aviators is the government industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire aviators.

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1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Aviator Work In

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Government

Industry Concentration

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Government

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