Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for construction labours 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 738,368 construction labours currently employed in the United States.
- 6.4% of all construction labours are women, while 93.6% are men.
- The average age of an employed construction labour is 38 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of construction labours is White (55.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26.0%), Black or African American (10.4%) and Unknown (4.0%).
- In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
- 2% of all construction labours are LGBT.
- Construction labours are 87% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Construction Labour Statistics By Gender
6.4% of construction labours are women and 93.6% of construction labours are men.
- Male, 93.6%
- Female, 6.4%
Construction Labours By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Construction Labour
Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Construction Labour Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the construction labour position over time.
Construction Labour Gender By Year
Construction Labour Male to Female Ratio
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.
|Composition Floor Setter||34%||66%|
|Water Softener Installer||97%||3%|
Construction Labour Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among construction labours is White, which makes up 55.3% of all construction labours. Comparatively, there are 26.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 55.3%
- Hispanic or Latino, 26.0%
- Black or African American, 10.4%
- Unknown, 4.0%
- Asian, 2.9%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.4%
Construction Labour Race
|Construction Labour Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||26.0%|
|Black or African American||10.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.4%|
Construction Labour 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 construction labours.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Construction Labour Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Construction Labour Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$31,655|
|Hispanic or Latino||$32,567|
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Average Age of a Construction Labour
We determined the average age of construction labours based on ethnicity and gender.
Construction Labour Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||41||46|
|Hispanic or Latino||39||40|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||42|
Construction Labour Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of construction labour employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of construction labours is 40+ years old, which represents 47% of the population.
Construction Labour Age
|Construction Labour Years||Percentages|
Types of Construction Labour Degree Levels
The most common degree for construction labours is high school diploma 51% of construction labours earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 18% and rounding it off is associate degree with 14%.
- High School Diploma, 51%
- Bachelors, 18%
- Associate, 14%
- Diploma, 12%
- Other Degrees, 5%
Construction Labours By Education
|Construction Labour Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||51%|
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Construction Labour Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$32,945|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$34,278|
Construction Labour Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where construction labours work. We found most construction labours work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most construction labours is the construction industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire construction labours.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Construction Labour Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||8%|
|50 - 100 employees||20%|
|100 - 500 employees||26%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||9%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||28%|
|> 10,000 employees||9%|
The Types Of Companies Construction Labour Work In
Employees with the construction labour job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most construction labours prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Construction Labour Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Construction Labours
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ construction labours. Those industries include construction, professional and technology.
Construction Labour Industry Statistics
Construction Labour Turnover And Employment Statistics
Construction Labour 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 construction labours changed.
- Unemployment rate
Construction Labour Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Construction Labour Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Construction Labour Stay in a Job
By looking over 35,000 construction labours resumes, we figured out that the average construction labour enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 36%.
Less than one year
Construction Labour Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||36%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Construction Labours 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 construction labours.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
Construction Labour LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Construction Labours
The most common foreign language among construction labours is Spanish at 79.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 4.4% and German is the third-most popular at 2.5%.
- Spanish, 79.5%
- French, 4.4%
- German, 2.5%
- Polish, 1.5%
- Russian, 1.5%
- Other, 10.6%
Construction Labour Languages Spoken