Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for machine operator/forklift 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 1,000,042 machine operator/forklift operators currently employed in the United States.
- 10.1% of all machine operator/forklift operators are women, while 89.9% are men.
- The average age of an employed machine operator/forklift operator is 43 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of machine operator/forklift operators is White (57.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.5%), Black or African American (16.6%) and Unknown (4.3%).
- Machine operator/forklift operators are most in-demand in Visalia, CA.
- The automotive industry is the highest-paying for machine operator/forklift operators.
- 4% of all machine operator/forklift operators are LGBT.
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Statistics By Gender
10.1% of machine operator/forklift operators are women and 89.9% of machine operator/forklift operators are men.
- Male, 89.9%
- Female, 10.1%
Machine Operator/Forklift Operators By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
Women Earn 99¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the machine operator/forklift operator position over time.
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Gender By Year
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, dredge operator and tower crane operator have the biggest difference in gender.
|Machine Operator/Forklift Operator||90%||10%|
|Green Chain Operator||99%||1%|
|Tower Crane Operator||99%||1%|
Green Chain Operator
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among machine operator/forklift operators is White, which makes up 57.4% of all machine operator/forklift operators. Comparatively, there are 18.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 16.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 57.4%
- Hispanic or Latino, 18.5%
- Black or African American, 16.6%
- Unknown, 4.3%
- Asian, 2.3%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Race
|Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||18.5%|
|Black or African American||16.6%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.9%|
Machine Operator/Forklift 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 machine operator/forklift operators.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$31,922|
|Hispanic or Latino||$32,546|
Average Age of a Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
We determined the average age of machine operator/forklift operators based on ethnicity and gender.
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||44||37|
|Hispanic or Latino||42||42|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||34|
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of machine operator/forklift operator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of machine operator/forklift operators is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Age
|Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Years||Percentages|
Types of Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Degree Levels
- High School Diploma, 61%
- Diploma, 17%
- Associate, 12%
- Bachelors, 5%
- Other Degrees, 5%
Machine Operator/Forklift Operators By Education
|Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||61%|
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Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$32,710|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$33,357|
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where machine operator/forklift operators work. We found most machine operator/forklift operators work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most machine operator/forklift operators is the manufacturing industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire machine operator/forklift operators.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||4%|
|50 - 100 employees||8%|
|100 - 500 employees||13%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||10%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||31%|
|> 10,000 employees||34%|
The Types Of Companies Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Work In
Employees with the machine operator/forklift operator job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most machine operator/forklift operators prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Machine Operator/Forklift Operators
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ machine operator/forklift operators. Those industries include manufacturing, professional and retail.
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Industry Statistics
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Turnover And Employment Statistics
Machine Operator/Forklift 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 machine operator/forklift operators changed.
- Unemployment rate
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Stay in a Job
By looking over 13,748 machine operator/forklift operators resumes, we figured out that the average machine operator/forklift operator enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.
Less than one year
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||22%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Machine Operator/Forklift 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 machine operator/forklift operators.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Machine Operator/Forklift Operator||3.85%||-|
|Sand Car Worker||4.67%||29,566|
|Box Order Person||6.68%||46,678|
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Sand Car Worker||4.67%||29,566|
|Box Order Person||6.68%||46,678|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Machine Operator/Forklift Operators
The most common foreign language among machine operator/forklift operators is Spanish at 81.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 4.5% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 2.6%.
- Spanish, 81.8%
- French, 4.5%
- Carrier, 2.6%
- Polish, 2.6%
- Hmong, 1.9%
- Other, 6.6%
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Languages Spoken