Test Pilot Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about test pilot demographics? We analyzed 498 test pilots 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.

Test Pilot Diversity

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

Test Pilot Gender Ratio

Among test pilots, 9.0% of them are women compared to 85.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 85.2%
  • Female, 9.0%
  • Unknown, 5.8%

Test Pilot Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among test pilots is White, which makes up 85.2% of all test pilots. Comparatively, there are 7.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 2.9% of the Unknown ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 85.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.6%
  • Unknown, 2.9%
  • Black or African American, 2.2%
  • Asian, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Test Pilot 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 test pilots.

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

Test Pilot Gender Over Time

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

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

Test Pilot 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 test pilots changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Test Pilot

By looking over 498 test pilots resumes, we figured out that the average test pilot 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

Test Pilot Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of test pilot employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of test pilots is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Test Pilots with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, fighter pilot and airline captain have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Airline Flight Attendant16%78%
Flight Attendant22%75%
International Flight Attendant22%73%
Test Pilot85%9%
Ground Operations Superintendent94%3%
Airline Captain95%4%
Fighter Pilot96%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Fighter Pilot
Airline Captain
Ground Operations Superintendent
Test Pilot
International Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Airline Flight Attendant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Test Pilots 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 test pilots.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Professional Driver6.99%
Test Pilot7.63%
Traffic Control Specialist7.72%
Bus Operator7.91%
Warehouseman8.85%
Motor Vehicle Operator13.50%
International Flight Attendant20.19%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Test Pilot?

male-income
Male Income
$132,419
female-income
Female Income
$119,870

Test Pilot Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$139,670
$134,181
$128,692
$123,202
$117,713
$112,223
$106,734
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Test Pilot 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
Bachelor's Degree$134,181
Master's Degree$141,566

Test Pilot 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
$145,965
$141,566
$137,168
$132,769
$128,370
$123,971
$119,573
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Test Pilot Heatmaps

Where Do Test Pilots Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Test Pilots Located?

By looking through more than 498 resumes, we found that the most popular places for test pilots are AL, Fort Rucker and TX, Fort Hood.

Number of Test Pilots

Test Pilot Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Test Pilot Work In

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

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Government

Public

Private

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ test pilots. Those industries include technology, transportation and manufacturing.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Transportation

Manufacturing

Finance

Test Pilot Jobs