Military Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about military demographics? We analyzed 7,005 militaries 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.

Military Diversity

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

Military Gender Ratio

Among militaries, 28.1% of them are women compared to 66.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 66.8%
  • Female, 28.1%
  • Unknown, 5.1%

Military Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among militaries is White, which makes up 55.7% of all militaries. Comparatively, there are 18.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 14.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 55.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.8%
  • Black or African American, 14.9%
  • Unknown, 5.2%
  • Asian, 4.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Militarys

The chart below shows that 48.8% of militaries speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.1% and German is the third-most popular at 6.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 48.8%
  • French, 9.1%
  • German, 6.3%
  • Arabic, 5.9%
  • Korean, 4.5%
  • Other, 25.4%

Military 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 militaries.

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

Military Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Military 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 militaries changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Military

By looking over 7,005 militaries resumes, we figured out that the average military enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Military Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of military employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of militaries is 20-30 years old, which represents 77% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Militarys with Other Job Titles

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Military67%28%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Military
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Military?

male-income
Male Income
$53,507
female-income
Female Income
$50,802

Military Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Black or African American men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$57,355
$55,564
$53,772
$51,981
$50,190
$48,399
$46,608
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Military Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$55,564
Some College/ Associate Degree$85,526
Bachelor's Degree$112,767
Master's Degree$267,708

Military 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
$321,890
$267,708
$213,525
$159,342
$105,160
$50,977
-$3,206
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Military Heatmaps

Where Do Militarys Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Military Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Military Work In

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

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Government

Private

Public

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ militaries. Those industries include government, non profits and manufacturing.

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Government

Non Profits

Manufacturing

Insurance

Finance

Military Jobs