General Foreman Statistics in the US

The average employee age for general foremen is 46 years. The general foreman workforce reached a whopping 60,075 in 2020!

Among general foremen, we discovered that 3.7% of them are women, while 93.4% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among general foremen is White, which makes up 70.8% of all general foremen. Comparatively, there are 20.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of general foremen are located in TX, Houston and NV, Las Vegas.

General foremen are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, general foremen are more likely to find a job in the construction industry. Looking at general foreman statistics, we found was that Washington, Nevada, New Hampshire, Connecticut and California are where general foremen find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about general foreman demographics? We analyzed 10,182 general foremen 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.

General Foreman Diversity

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

General Foreman Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among general foremen is White, which makes up 70.8% of all general foremen. Comparatively, there are 20.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 70.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 20.1%
  • Black or African American, 5.5%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • Asian, 1.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By General Foremans

The chart below shows that 68.4% of general foremen speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Dakota at 5.1% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 3.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 68.4%
  • Dakota, 5.1%
  • Portuguese, 3.1%
  • German, 3.1%
  • Carrier, 3.1%
  • Other, 17.2%

Most Common Degree for General Foreman

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for general foremen. The most common degree for general foremen is high school diploma. In fact, 44% of general foremen earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 17% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 16%.

Job Title
  • Certificate degree, 37%
  • High School Diploma degree, 22%
  • Bachelors degree, 18%
  • Associate degree, 15%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

General Foreman 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 general foremen.

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

General Foreman Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
98%
96%
94%
92%
90%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

General Foreman 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 general foremen changed.

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Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For General Foreman

By looking over 10,182 general foremen resumes, we figured out that the average general foreman enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

General Foreman Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of general foreman employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of general foremen is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of General Foremans with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pump service supervisor and rig superintendent have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Sign Builder Supervisor29%63%
House Supervisor31%65%
General Foreman93%4%
Job Superintendent95%2%
Rig Superintendent95%2%
Pump Service Supervisor97%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Pump Service Supervisor
Rig Superintendent
Job Superintendent
General Foreman
House Supervisor
Sign Builder Supervisor
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of General Foremans 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 general foremen.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
General Foreman3.74%
Heavy Equipment Operator And Foreman5.55%
Mason Tender5.86%
Iron Worker6.19%
Flooring Installer6.99%
Chief Inspector7.48%
Powder Coating Painter9.34%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As General Foreman?

male-income
Male Income
$61,518
female-income
Female Income
$56,125

General Foreman Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$71,357
$68,103
$64,850
$61,596
$58,342
$55,089
$51,835
$48,582
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

General Foreman 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
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$64,850
Some College/ Associate Degree$67,789
Bachelor's Degree$70,596
Master's Degree$75,874

General Foreman 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
$85,403
$80,639
$75,874
$71,110
$66,345
$61,580
$56,816
$52,051
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

General Foreman Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a general foreman can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of general foremen is $91,227. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do General Foremen Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are General Foremen Located?

By looking through more than 10,182 resumes, we found that the most popular places for general foremen are TX, Houston and NV, Las Vegas.

Number of General Foremen

Where Are General Foremen In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country general foremen are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

General Foreman Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 General Foreman Work In

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

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Public

Private

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ general foremen. Those industries include construction, manufacturing and utilities.

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Construction

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Technology

Utilities

General Foreman Jobs