Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for platoon leaders 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 25,384 platoon leaders currently employed in the United States.
- 12.9% of all platoon leaders are women, while 87.1% are men.
- The average age of an employed platoon leader is 34 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of platoon leaders is White (71.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11.4%), Black or African American (6.4%) and Unknown (6.1%).
- In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
- 20% of all platoon leaders are LGBT.
- Platoon leaders are 68% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.
Platoon Leader Statistics By Gender
12.9% of platoon leaders are women and 87.1% of platoon leaders are men.
- Male, 87.1%
- Female, 12.9%
Platoon Leaders By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Platoon Leader
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Platoon Leader Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the platoon leader position over time.
Platoon Leader Gender By Year
Platoon Leader Male to Female Ratio
Platoon Leader Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among platoon leaders is White, which makes up 71.2% of all platoon leaders. Comparatively, there are 11.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 71.2%
- Hispanic or Latino, 11.4%
- Black or African American, 6.4%
- Unknown, 6.1%
- Asian, 4.4%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%
Platoon Leader Race
|Platoon Leader Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||11.4%|
|Black or African American||6.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5%|
Platoon Leader 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 platoon leaders.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Platoon Leader Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Platoon Leader Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$38,699|
|Hispanic or Latino||$44,959|
Average Age of a Platoon Leader
We determined the average age of platoon leaders based on ethnicity and gender.
Platoon Leader Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||26|
|Hispanic or Latino||31.5||31|
Platoon Leader Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of platoon leader employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of platoon leaders is 30-40 years old, which represents 41% of the population.
Platoon Leader Age
|Platoon Leader Years||Percentages|
Types of Platoon Leader Degree Levels
The most common degree for platoon leaders is bachelor's degree 83% of platoon leaders earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 8% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.
- Bachelors, 83%
- Masters, 8%
- Associate, 6%
- High School Diploma, 2%
- Other Degrees, 1%
Platoon Leaders By Education
|Platoon Leader Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||2%|
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Platoon Leader Wage Gap By Education
Platoon Leader Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where platoon leaders work. We found most platoon leaders work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most platoon leaders is the government industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire platoon leaders.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Platoon Leader Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||8%|
|50 - 100 employees||15%|
|100 - 500 employees||34%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||11%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||18%|
|> 10,000 employees||14%|
The Types Of Companies Platoon Leader Work In
Employees with the platoon leader job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most platoon leaders prefer to work at private companies over government companies.
Platoon Leader Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Platoon Leaders
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ platoon leaders. Those industries include government, professional and technology.
Platoon Leader Industry Statistics
Platoon Leader Turnover And Employment Statistics
Platoon Leader 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 platoon leaders changed.
- Unemployment rate
Platoon Leader Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Platoon Leader Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Platoon Leader Stay in a Job
By looking over 7,166 platoon leaders resumes, we figured out that the average platoon leader enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 48%.
Less than one year
Platoon Leader Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||18%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Platoon Leaders
The most common foreign language among platoon leaders is Spanish at 41.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 12.1% and French is the third-most popular at 9.3%.
- Spanish, 41.2%
- German, 12.1%
- French, 9.3%
- Korean, 7.0%
- Arabic, 5.8%
- Other, 24.6%
Platoon Leader Languages Spoken