Lead Welder Statistics in the US

The average employee age for lead welders is 40 years. The lead welder workforce reached a whopping 241,591 in 2020!

Among lead welders, we discovered that 5.2% of them are women, while 92.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among lead welders is White, which makes up 67.7% of all lead welders. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Lead welders are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, lead welders are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about lead welder demographics? We analyzed 3,381 lead welders 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.

Lead Welder Diversity

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

Lead Welder Gender Ratio

Among lead welders, 5.2% of them are women compared to 92.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 92.5%
  • Female, 5.2%
  • Unknown, 2.3%

Lead Welder Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among lead welders is White, which makes up 67.7% of all lead welders. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 67.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.9%
  • Black or African American, 8.6%
  • Asian, 2.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.2%
  • Unknown, 1.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Lead Welders

The chart below shows that 68.0% of lead welders speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 8.0% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 8.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 68.0%
  • German, 8.0%
  • Carrier, 8.0%
  • Arabic, 8.0%
  • French, 4.0%
  • Other, 4.0%

Lead Welder 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 lead welders.

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

Lead Welder Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
98%
95%
93%
90%
88%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Lead Welder 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 lead welders changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Lead Welder

By looking over 3,381 lead welders resumes, we figured out that the average lead welder 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

Lead Welder Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of lead welder employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of lead welders is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Lead Welders with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, mechanic, welder, truck driver and engine lathe operator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Special Process Person30%63%
Solderer33%64%
Lead Welder93%5%
Die Repair Machinist96%2%
Engine Lathe Operator98%2%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver99%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver
Engine Lathe Operator
Die Repair Machinist
Lead Welder
Solderer
Special Process Person
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Lead Welder?

male-income
Male Income
$50,826
female-income
Female Income
$47,454

Lead Welder Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$52,433
$51,294
$50,155
$49,017
$47,878
$46,739
$45,601
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Lead Welder 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$51,294
Some College/ Associate Degree$52,010
Bachelor's Degree$52,235

Lead Welder Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    $52,779
    $52,235
    $51,692
    $51,148
    $50,604
    $50,060
    $49,516
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Lead Welder Heatmaps

    Where Are Lead Welders Located?

    By looking through more than 3,381 resumes, we found that the most popular places for lead welders are TX, Houston and AZ, Phoenix.

    Number of Lead Welders

    Where Are Lead Welders In High Demand?

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

    Jobs Openings

    Lead Welder Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

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

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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 Lead Welder Work In

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

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    Private

    Public

    Government

    Education

    Industry Concentration

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

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    Manufacturing

    Construction

    Automotive

    Technology

    Fortune 500

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