Builder Statistics in the US

The average employee age for builders is 41 years. The builder workforce reached a whopping 48,641 in 2020!

Among builders, we discovered that 21.8% of them are women, while 73.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among builders is White, which makes up 65.7% of all builders. Comparatively, there are 22.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Builders are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, builders are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about builder demographics? We analyzed 19,537 builders 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.

Builder Diversity

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

Builder Gender Ratio

Among builders, 21.8% of them are women compared to 73.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 73.9%
  • Female, 21.8%
  • Unknown, 4.3%

Builder Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among builders is White, which makes up 65.7% of all builders. Comparatively, there are 22.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 22.7%
  • Black or African American, 6.9%
  • Asian, 1.8%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Builders

The chart below shows that 65.9% of builders speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.4% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 3.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 65.9%
  • French, 7.4%
  • Mandarin, 3.2%
  • Russian, 2.6%
  • Chinese, 2.6%
  • Other, 18.3%

Builder 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 builders.

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

Builder Gender Over Time

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


Builder 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 builders changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Builder

By looking over 19,537 builders resumes, we figured out that the average builder enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Builder Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of builder employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of builders is 40+ years old, which represents 53% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Builders with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, water softener installer and insulation worker have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Composition Floor Setter34%66%
Gas Fitter97%3%
Insulation Worker97%2%
Water Softener Installer97%3%
Water Softener Installer
Insulation Worker
Gas Fitter
Composition Floor Setter

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Builder?

Male Income
Female Income

Builder Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Builder 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
High School Diploma or Less$34,605
Bachelor's Degree$35,495
Some College/ Associate Degree$36,539

Builder Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Builder Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a builder can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of builders is $46,308. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Builders Earn The Most?

    The map here shows where builders earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

    Average Salary

    Where Are Builders Located?

    By looking through more than 19,537 resumes, we found that the most popular places for builders are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

    Number of Builders

    Builder Employment Statistics

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

    What Percentage Of Builder Jobs Are Remote?

    3.5% Remote

    Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

    96.5% On-Site

    Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

    Company Size

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

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    < 50 employees

    50 - 100 employees

    100 - 500 employees

    500 - 1,000 employees

    1,000 - 10,000 employees

    > 10,000

    The Types Of Companies Builder Work In

    Employees with the builder job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most builders prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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    Industry Concentration

    Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ builders. Those industries include manufacturing, retail and construction.

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