Maintenance Welder Statistics in the US

The average employee age for maintenance welders is 40 years. The maintenance welder workforce reached a whopping 330,865 in 2020!

Among maintenance welders, we discovered that 8.7% of them are women, while 87.0% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among maintenance welders is White, which makes up 67.9% of all maintenance welders. Comparatively, there are 15.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Maintenance welders are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, maintenance welders are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about maintenance welder demographics? We analyzed 5,191 maintenance 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.

Maintenance Welder Diversity

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

Maintenance Welder Gender Ratio

Among maintenance welders, 8.7% of them are women compared to 87.0% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 87.0%
  • Female, 8.7%
  • Unknown, 4.3%

Maintenance Welder Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among maintenance welders is White, which makes up 67.9% of all maintenance welders. Comparatively, there are 15.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 67.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.7%
  • Black or African American, 10.1%
  • Asian, 2.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.1%
  • Unknown, 1.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Maintenance Welders

The chart below shows that 72.5% of maintenance welders speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Russian at 5.0% and Polish is the third-most popular at 5.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 72.5%
  • Russian, 5.0%
  • Polish, 5.0%
  • Vietnamese, 2.5%
  • German, 2.5%
  • Other, 12.5%

Maintenance 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 maintenance welders.

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

Maintenance Welder Gender Over Time

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


Maintenance 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 maintenance welders changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Maintenance Welder

By looking over 5,191 maintenance welders resumes, we figured out that the average maintenance welder enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Maintenance Welder Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of maintenance welder employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of maintenance 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 Maintenance 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
Special Process Person30%63%
Maintenance Welder87%9%
Die Repair Machinist96%2%
Engine Lathe Operator98%2%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver99%1%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver
Engine Lathe Operator
Die Repair Machinist
Maintenance Welder
Special Process Person

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

Male Income
Female Income

Maintenance Welder Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Maintenance 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
High School Diploma or Less$49,779
Some College/ Associate Degree$51,264
Bachelor's Degree$51,735

Maintenance Welder 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

    Maintenance Welder Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a maintenance welder can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of maintenance welders is $36,355. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Maintenance Welders Earn The Most?

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

    Average Salary

    Where Are Maintenance Welders Located?

    By looking through more than 5,191 resumes, we found that the most popular places for maintenance welders are TX, Houston and AL, Mobile.

    Number of Maintenance Welders

    Where Are Maintenance Welders In High Demand?

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

    Jobs Openings

    Maintenance Welder Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

    We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire maintenance 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 Maintenance Welder Work In

    Employees with the maintenance welder job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most maintenance welders 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 maintenance welders. Those industries include manufacturing, automotive and education.

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