First Sergeant Statistics in the US

The average employee age for first sergeants is 46 years. The first sergeant workforce reached a whopping 25,853 in 2020! Among those workers, we discovered that 10.6% of them are women, while 86.4% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among first sergeants is White, which makes up 70.0% of all first sergeants. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity. First sergeants are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies. Taking it a step further, first sergeants are more likely to find a job in the government industry.

From where do we know all information about first sergeant demographics? We analyzed 4,503 first sergeants 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.

First Sergeant Diversity

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

First Sergeant Gender Ratio

Among first sergeants, 10.6% of them are women compared to 86.4% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 86.4%
  • Female, 10.6%
  • Unknown, 3.0%

First Sergeant Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among first sergeants is White, which makes up 70.0% of all first sergeants. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.3%
  • Black or African American, 12.8%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • Asian, 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By First Sergeants

The chart below shows that 33.3% of first sergeants speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 10.6% and Korean is the third-most popular at 10.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 33.3%
  • German, 10.6%
  • Korean, 10.6%
  • Hebrew, 9.1%
  • Russian, 6.1%
  • Other, 30.3%

First Sergeant 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 first sergeants.

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

First Sergeant Gender Over Time

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

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First Sergeant 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 first sergeants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

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Female

Number Of Years On The Job For First Sergeant

By looking over 4,503 first sergeants resumes, we figured out that the average first sergeant enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

First Sergeant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of first sergeant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of first sergeants is 40+ years old, which represents 81% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of First Sergeants with Other Job Titles

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
First Sergeant86%11%
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Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
First Sergeant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of First Sergeants 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 first sergeants.

Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Airline Security Representative10.87%
Detention Officer10.98%
Natural Resource Officer12.15%
Plant Protection Supervisor13.71%
Fire Chief18.44%
First Sergeant21.80%
Correctional Supervisor23.75%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As First Sergeant?

male-income
Male Income
$86,115
female-income
Female Income
$81,732

First Sergeant Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$90,291
$88,370
$86,449
$84,528
$82,607
$80,686
$78,765
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

First Sergeant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$84,630
Some College/ Associate Degree$88,370
Bachelor's Degree$93,066
Master's Degree$98,327

First Sergeant 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
$106,782
$102,555
$98,327
$94,099
$89,871
$85,643
$81,415
$77,187
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

First Sergeant Heatmaps

Where Are First Sergeants Located?

By looking through more than 4,503 resumes, we found that the most popular places for first sergeants are Fort Hood, TX and Fort Campbell North, KY.

Number of First Sergeants

First Sergeant Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 First Sergeant Work In

Employees with the first sergeant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most first sergeants prefer to work at private companies over government companies.

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Government

Private

Education

Public

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ first sergeants. Those industries include government, manufacturing and non profits.

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Government

Manufacturing

Non Profits

Hospitality

Construction

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