Installer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for installers is 41 years. The installer workforce reached a whopping 160,881 in 2020!

Among installers, we discovered that 5.7% of them are women, while 90.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among installers is White, which makes up 65.8% of all installers. Comparatively, there are 22.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Installers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, installers are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about installer demographics? We analyzed 54,026 installers 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.

Installer Diversity

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

Installer Gender Ratio

Among installers, 5.7% of them are women compared to 90.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 90.6%
  • Female, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 3.7%

Installer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among installers is White, which makes up 65.8% of all installers. Comparatively, there are 22.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 22.7%
  • Black or African American, 6.5%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • Asian, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Installers

The chart below shows that 75.7% of installers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Carrier at 3.7% and French is the third-most popular at 3.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 75.7%
  • Carrier, 3.7%
  • French, 3.5%
  • Portuguese, 2.6%
  • German, 2.3%
  • Other, 12.2%

Installer 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 installers.

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

Installer Gender Over Time

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


Installer 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 installers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Installer

By looking over 54,026 installers resumes, we figured out that the average installer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Installer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of installer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of installers is 40+ years old, which represents 53% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Installers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, water softener installer and insulation worker have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Composition Floor Setter34%66%
Gas Fitter97%3%
Insulation Worker97%2%
Water Softener Installer97%3%
Water Softener Installer
Insulation Worker
Gas Fitter
Composition Floor Setter

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Installer?

Male Income
Female Income

Installer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Installer 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$35,367
Bachelor's Degree$35,791
Some College/ Associate Degree$36,280

Installer 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

    Installer Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as an installer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of installers is $49,188. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Installers Earn The Most?

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

    Average Salary

    Where Are Installers Located?

    By looking through more than 54,026 resumes, we found that the most popular places for installers are TX, Houston and NY, New York.

    Number of Installers

    Where Are Installers In High Demand?

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

    Jobs Openings

    Installer Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

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

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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 Installer Work In

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

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