Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for commercial fishermen in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 5,617 commercial fishermen currently employed in the United States.
- 8.8% of all commercial fishermen are women, while 91.2% are men.
- The average age of an employed commercial fisherman is 43 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of commercial fishermen is White (72.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (8.3%), American Indian and Alaska Native (6.0%) and Asian (5.9%).
- In 2021, women earned 82% of what men earned.
- 4% of all commercial fishermen are LGBT.
- Commercial fishermen are 78% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Commercial Fisherman Statistics By Gender
8.8% of commercial fishermen are women and 91.2% of commercial fishermen are men.
- Male, 91.2%
- Female, 8.8%
Commercial Fishermen By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Commercial Fisherman
Women Earn 82¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Commercial Fisherman Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the commercial fisherman position over time.
Commercial Fisherman Gender By Year
Commercial Fisherman Male to Female Ratio
Commercial Fisherman Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among commercial fishermen is White, which makes up 72.9% of all commercial fishermen. Comparatively, there are 8.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the American Indian and Alaska Native ethnicity.
- White, 72.9%
- Hispanic or Latino, 8.3%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.1%
- Asian, 5.9%
- Unknown, 3.9%
- Black or African American, 2.9%
Commercial Fisherman Race
|Commercial Fisherman Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||8.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||6.1%|
|Black or African American||2.9%|
Commercial Fisherman Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among commercial fishermen.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Commercial Fisherman Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Commercial Fisherman Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$54,286|
|Hispanic or Latino||$66,827|
Commercial Fisherman Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of commercial fisherman employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of commercial fishermen is 40+ years old, which represents 61% of the population.
Commercial Fisherman Age
|Commercial Fisherman Years||Percentages|
Types of Commercial Fisherman Degree Levels
The most common degree for commercial fishermen is bachelor's degree 40% of commercial fishermen earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 31% and rounding it off is associate degree with 17%.
- Bachelors, 40%
- High School Diploma, 31%
- Associate, 17%
- Diploma, 6%
- Other Degrees, 6%
Commercial Fishermen By Education
|Commercial Fisherman Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||31%|
Commercial Fisherman Jobs You Might Like
Commercial Fisherman Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where commercial fishermen work. We found most commercial fishermen work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most commercial fishermen is the retail industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire commercial fishermen.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Commercial Fisherman Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||12%|
|50 - 100 employees||24%|
|100 - 500 employees||28%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||11%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||20%|
|> 10,000 employees||7%|
The Types Of Companies Commercial Fisherman Work In
Employees with the commercial fisherman job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most commercial fishermen prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Commercial Fisherman Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Commercial Fishermen
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ commercial fishermen. Those industries include retail, manufacturing and hospitality.
Commercial Fisherman Industry Statistics
Commercial Fisherman Turnover And Employment Statistics
Commercial Fisherman 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 commercial fishermen changed.
- Unemployment rate
Commercial Fisherman Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Commercial Fisherman Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Commercial Fisherman Stay in a Job
By looking over 1,321 commercial fishermen resumes, we figured out that the average commercial fisherman enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 24%.
Less than one year
Commercial Fisherman Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||24%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Commercial Fishermans 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 commercial fishermen.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
Commercial Fisherman LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Commercial Fishermans
The most common foreign language among commercial fishermen is Spanish at 43.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 8.7% and German is the third-most popular at 8.7%.
- Spanish, 43.5%
- Chinese, 8.7%
- German, 8.7%
- Mandarin, 8.7%
- Swedish, 4.3%
- Other, 26.1%
Commercial Fisherman Languages Spoken