Feeder Statistics in the US

The average employee age for feeders is 44 years. The feeder workforce reached a whopping 16,257 in 2020!

Among feeders, we discovered that 45.3% of them are women, while 49.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among feeders is White, which makes up 69.1% of all feeders. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Feeders are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, feeders are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about feeder demographics? We analyzed 1,904 feeders 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.

Feeder Diversity

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

Feeder Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among feeders is White, which makes up 69.1% of all feeders. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 69.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.6%
  • Black or African American, 9.9%
  • Asian, 4.3%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Feeders

The chart below shows that 87.1% of feeders speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Hmong at 6.5% and French is the third-most popular at 3.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 87.1%
  • Hmong, 6.5%
  • French, 3.2%
  • Tagalog, 3.2%

Most Common Degree for Feeder

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for feeders. The most common degree for feeders is high school diploma. In fact, 51% of feeders earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 15% and rounding it off is diploma with 13%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma degree, 36%
  • Certificate degree, 31%
  • Diploma degree, 11%
  • Associate degree, 11%
  • Other Degrees, 11%

Feeder 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 feeders.

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

Feeder Gender Over Time

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


Feeder 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 feeders changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Feeder

By looking over 1,904 feeders resumes, we figured out that the average feeder enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year 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

Feeder Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of feeder employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of feeders is 40+ years old, which represents 63% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Feeders with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, brick unloader tender and septic tank installer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Gift Wrapper15%80%
Gift Packer18%72%
Pill Packer22%72%
Marine Tower Operator96%4%
Septic Tank Installer96%2%
Brick Unloader Tender98%2%
Brick Unloader Tender
Septic Tank Installer
Marine Tower Operator
Pill Packer
Gift Packer
Gift Wrapper

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Feeders 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 feeders.

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Job Titleascdesc
Die Operator6.56%
Bottle Packer6.66%
Railroad Car Cleaner8.06%
Dump Operator8.42%
Commercial Front Load Driver8.62%
Sack Cleaner8.85%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Feeder?

Male Income
Female Income

Feeder Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Feeder 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$27,078
Some College/ Associate Degree$27,499
Bachelor's Degree$28,805

Feeder 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

    Feeder Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a feeder can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of feeders is $28,637. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Feeders Earn The Most?

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

    Average Salary

    Where Are Feeders Located?

    By looking through more than 1,904 resumes, we found that the most popular places for feeders are KY, Lebanon Junction and OH, Columbus.

    Number of Feeders

    Feeder Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

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

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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 Feeder Work In

    Employees with the feeder job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most feeders 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 feeders. Those industries include manufacturing, retail and professional.

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