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Government Contractor Demographics in the US

The average employee age for government contractors is 45 years. The government contractor workforce reached a whopping 5,294 in 2020!

Among government contractors, we discovered that 44.3% of them are women, while 50.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among government contractors is White, which makes up 77.4% of all government contractors. Comparatively, there are 14.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 3.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Government Contractor Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among government contractors is White, which makes up 77.4% of all government contractors. Comparatively, there are 14.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 3.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 77.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.4%
  • Black or African American, 3.5%
  • Asian, 2.7%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Government Contractors

The chart below shows that 52.5% of government contractors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.0% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 5.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 52.5%
  • French, 10.0%
  • Japanese, 5.0%
  • Arabic, 3.8%
  • Portuguese, 2.5%
  • Other, 26.2%

Types of Government Contractor Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for government contractors. The most common degree for government contractors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 45% of government contractors earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 17% and rounding it off is master's degree with 9%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 45%
  • Associate degree, 17%
  • Masters degree, 9%
  • High School Diploma degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 22%

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Government Contractor Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Government Contractor Work In

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

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Private

Public

Government

Top Industries Hiring Government Contractors

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ government contractors. Those industries include technology, professional and finance.

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Technology

Professional

Fortune 500

Finance

Construction

Government Contractor Diversity

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

Government Contractor 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 government contractors.

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

Government Contractor Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
98%
96%
93%
91%
88%
86%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Government Contractor 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 government contractors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Government Contractor Based On Race And Gender

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

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Government Contractor Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,308 government contractors resumes, we figured out that the average government contractor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Government Contractor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of government contractor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of government contractors is 40+ years old, which represents 67% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Government Contractor Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Early Childhood Services Coordinator11%86%
Community Health Nursing Director12%86%
Parent Educator12%83%
Government Contractor51%44%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Government Contractor
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Government Contractors 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 government contractors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Government Contractor7.96%
Engineering Program/Project Manager15.08%
Senior Property Manager15.36%
School Superintendent21.51%
Assistant Night Manager21.82%
Trauma Program Manager28.57%
Red Cross Executive Director29.21%

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Government Contractor Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$77,483
female-income
Female Income
$69,044

Government Contractor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$90,964
$86,562
$82,160
$77,758
$73,357
$68,955
$64,553
$60,151
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Government Contractor 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$82,160
Some College/ Associate Degree$83,964
Bachelor's Degree$97,947
Master's Degree$112,950

Government Contractor 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
$133,204
$123,077
$112,950
$102,824
$92,697
$82,570
$72,443
$62,317
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Where Are Government Contractors Located?

By looking through more than 3,308 resumes, we found that the most popular places for government contractors are DC, Washington and VA, Arlington.

Number of Government Contractors