Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for foreman/operators 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 251,328 foreman/operators currently employed in the United States.
  • 2.9% of all foreman/operators are women, while 97.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed foreman/operator is 45 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of foreman/operators is White (66.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21.5%), Black or African American (5.7%) and Unknown (3.9%).
  • In 2021, women earned 90% of what men earned.
  • 2% of all foreman/operators are LGBT.
  • Foreman/operators are 75% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Foreman/Operator Statistics By Gender

2.9% of foreman/operators are women and 97.1% of foreman/operators are men.

  • Male, 97.1%
  • Female, 2.9%

Foreman/Operators By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male97.1%
Female2.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Foreman/Operator

Women Earn 90¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$53,480
female-income
Female Income
$47,996

Foreman/Operator Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the foreman/operator position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Foreman/Operator Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201098.04%1.96%
201198.10%1.90%
201298.02%1.98%
201398.13%1.87%
201498.35%1.65%
201597.68%2.32%
201697.96%2.04%
201797.51%2.49%
201897.21%2.79%
201998.13%1.87%
202097.56%2.44%
202197.10%2.90%

Foreman/Operator Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, mason foreman/superintendant and fence installer foreman have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
House Supervisor32%68%
Sign Builder Supervisor34%66%
Foreman/Operator97%3%
Concreting Supervisor99%1%
Fence Installer Foreman99%1%
Mason Foreman/Superintendant100%0%

Foreman/Operator Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among foreman/operators is White, which makes up 66.3% of all foreman/operators. Comparatively, there are 21.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 66.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 21.5%
  • Black or African American, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 3.9%
  • Asian, 1.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.2%

Foreman/Operator Race

Foreman/Operator RacePercentages
White66.3%
Hispanic or Latino21.5%
Black or African American5.7%
Unknown3.9%
Asian1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.2%

Foreman/Operator 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 foreman/operators.

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

Foreman/Operator Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201076.88%5.48%1.20%14.25%
201175.65%6.44%1.17%14.26%
201276.30%5.80%1.36%14.08%
201376.14%5.36%1.13%14.85%
201474.73%5.74%1.14%15.84%
201575.09%5.74%1.30%15.40%
201673.98%5.83%1.22%16.64%
201772.63%6.18%1.06%17.50%
201872.44%5.34%1.28%18.64%
201970.78%5.76%1.36%19.37%
202069.15%6.11%1.21%18.85%
202166.28%5.75%1.44%21.54%

Foreman/Operator Wage Gap By Race

Asian foreman/operators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american foreman/operators have the lowest average salary at $50,758.
$57,000
$55,000
$53,000
$51,000
$49,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$52,779
White$54,781
Black or African American$50,758
Asian$56,491
Hispanic or Latino$52,771

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Average Age of a Foreman/Operator

We determined the average age of foreman/operators based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Foreman/Operator Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4740
Unknown44
Asian48
Hispanic or Latino4444.5
White4749
American Indian and Alaska Native51

Foreman/Operator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of foreman/operator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of foreman/operators is 40+ years old, which represents 68% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Foreman/Operator Age

Foreman/Operator YearsPercentages
40+ years68%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years7%

Types of Foreman/Operator Degree Levels

The most common degree for foreman/operators is high school diploma 48% of foreman/operators earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 20% and rounding it off is associate degree with 16%.

  • High School Diploma, 48%
  • Bachelors, 20%
  • Associate, 16%
  • Diploma, 9%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Foreman/Operators By Education

Foreman/Operator DegreePercentages
High School Diploma48%
Bachelors20%
Associate16%
Diploma9%
Other Degrees7%

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Foreman/Operator Wage Gap By Education

Foreman/operators with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $59,578 annually. With a Bachelors degree, foreman/operators earn a median annual income of $55,440 compared to $54,347 for foreman/operators with an Associate degree.
$61,000
$59,000
$57,000
$55,000
$53,000
$51,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$52,358
Master's Degree$59,578
Bachelor's Degree$55,440
Some College/ Associate Degree$54,347

Foreman/Operator Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where foreman/operators work. We found most foreman/operators work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most foreman/operators is the construction industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Foreman/Operator Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees7%
50 - 100 employees14%
100 - 500 employees27%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees31%
> 10,000 employees14%

The Types Of Companies Foreman/Operator Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Foreman/Operator Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education1%
Public19%
Private75%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Foreman/Operators

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

Construction

Professional

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Energy

Foreman/Operator Turnover And Employment Statistics

Foreman/Operator 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 foreman/operators changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Foreman/Operator Unemployment Rate By Year

YearForeman/Operator Unemployment Rate
201011.78%
20119.94%
20127.61%
20136.45%
20144.25%
20154.09%
20163.74%
20173.32%
20183.03%
20192.64%
20204.62%
20214.34%

The Average Number of Years That Foreman/Operator Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,530 foreman/operators resumes, we figured out that the average foreman/operator enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 28%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Foreman/Operator Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year15%
1-2 years28%
3-4 years17%
5-7 years17%
8-10 years7%
11+ years15%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Foreman/Operators 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 foreman/operators.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Coal Miner1.71%391
Labour Contractor1.77%37,148
Drywall Finisher2.14%14,312
Foreman/Operator2.35%-
Lease Operator2.60%33,754
Painter5.83%4,482
Field Inspector8.69%60,866

Foreman/Operator LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Coal Miner1.71%391
Labour Contractor1.77%37,148
Drywall Finisher2.14%14,312
Lease Operator2.60%33,754
Painter5.83%4,482
Field Inspector8.69%60,866

Foreign Languages Spoken By Foreman/Operators

The most common foreign language among foreman/operators is Spanish at 69.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Dakota at 11.5% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 3.8%.

  • Spanish, 69.2%
  • Dakota, 11.5%
  • Portuguese, 3.8%
  • Turkish, 3.8%
  • Azerbaijani, 3.8%
  • Other, 7.9%

Foreman/Operator Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish69.2%
Dakota11.5%
Portuguese3.8%
Turkish3.8%
Azerbaijani3.8%
Other7.9%

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Which State Has The Most Foreman/Operators?

By looking through more than 3,530 resumes, we found that the most popular places for foreman/operators are Houston, TX and Denver, CO.

Number of Foreman/Operators

Number Of Foreman/Operator Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1Massachusetts1,254$73,657
2New Jersey892$54,307
3Texas538$41,073
4Florida476$45,745
5California407$71,028
6Georgia306$45,218
7North Carolina282$40,876
8Pennsylvania266$57,184
9Virginia231$50,679
10South Carolina216$40,746
11Colorado165$62,393
12Ohio164$45,548
13New York151$74,843
14Iowa145$43,787
15Rhode Island143$62,264
16Illinois136$58,384
17Alabama130$41,154
18Tennessee129$44,836
19Arizona127$56,670
20Maryland127$55,980
21Michigan125$53,924
22District of Columbia125$51,487
23Washington119$74,757
24Montana118$59,544
25Minnesota115$58,370
26Indiana106$50,118
27Alaska105$66,262
28Utah100$56,456
29Hawaii93$63,422
30Louisiana91$56,577
31Idaho91$49,030
32Missouri79$60,236
33Oregon74$69,230
34Wisconsin71$54,877
35Kentucky70$40,022
36Kansas69$50,985
37Mississippi55$38,369
38Oklahoma52$50,462
39New Hampshire49$70,792
40Maine46$54,061
41Nevada44$55,055
42New Mexico44$48,594
43Arkansas44$40,756
44Nebraska42$53,106
45North Dakota41$63,670
46Delaware30$49,622
47Connecticut27$71,891
48West Virginia25$49,054
49Wyoming19$58,510
50Vermont19$55,585
51South Dakota12$55,246

Foreman/Operator Demographics FAQs

How Many Foreman/operator Are There In The Us?

There are over 251,328 Foreman/Operators in the United States.

What Percentage Of Foreman/operators Are Black?

5.7% of Foreman/Operators are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Foreman/operators?

Most a are White, with 66.3% of Foreman/Operators belonging to this ethnicity. 21.5% of Foreman/Operators are Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% of Foreman/Operators are Black or African American, 3.9% of Foreman/Operators are Unknown, 1.4% of Foreman/Operators are Asian, and 1.2% of Foreman/Operators are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Foreman/operator Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Foreman/Operator jobs are male - dominated. 97% of Foreman/Operators are male, and 2% are female, so there are more male Foreman/Operators than female Foreman/Operators in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Foreman/operator?

The average Foreman/Operator is 46 years old. 68% of Foreman/Operators are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 7% are between 20-30 years old

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