Tower Climber Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for tower climbers 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 14,694 tower climbers currently employed in the United States.
  • 6.0% of all tower climbers are women, while only 89.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed tower climber is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of tower climbers is White (62.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (20.3%) and Black or African American (9.8%).
  • The majority of tower climbers are located in TX, Dallas and TX, Houston.
  • Tower climbers are paid an average annual salary of $41,931.
  • Tower climbers average starting salary is $30,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid tower climbers earn as much as $57,000 or more.
  • 5% of all tower climbers are LGBT.
  • Tower climbers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Tower Climber Statistics By Gender

Among tower climbers, 6.0% of them are women compared to 89.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 89.8%
  • Female, 6.0%
  • Unknown, 4.2%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
89.8%
Female
6.0%
Unknown
4.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Tower Climber

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$40,521
female-income
Female Income
$38,309

Tower Climber Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
96%
93%
90%
88%
85%
82%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
87.87%
12.13%
2009
88.81%
11.19%
2010
88.11%
11.89%
2011
89.01%
10.99%
2012
89.38%
10.62%
2013
88.91%
11.09%
2014
89.33%
10.67%
2015
91.05%
8.95%
2016
89.06%
10.94%
2017
90.14%
9.86%
2018
90.22%
9.78%

Tower Climber Male to Female Ratio

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Tower Climber90%6%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Tower Climber
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Tower Climber Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among tower climbers is White, which makes up 62.1% of all tower climbers. Comparatively, there are 20.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 62.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 20.3%
  • Black or African American, 9.8%
  • Asian, 4.8%
  • Unknown, 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%
Job Title
Tower Climber RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
62.1%
Hispanic or Latino
20.3%
Black or African American
9.8%
Asian
4.8%
Unknown
2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%

Tower Climber 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 tower climbers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
66.19%
10.96%
4.19%
16.60%
2011
67.12%
10.36%
3.98%
15.65%
2012
65.48%
10.74%
4.30%
16.54%
2013
65.03%
11.44%
5.04%
15.42%
2014
65.47%
11.29%
4.31%
15.95%
2015
63.65%
10.63%
5.06%
17.93%
2016
63.35%
10.80%
5.06%
18.37%
2017
62.68%
11.44%
5.81%
17.65%
2018
62.07%
9.79%
4.82%
20.28%

Tower Climber Wage Gap By Race

White tower climbers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino tower climbers have the lowest average salary at $38,681.
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
$38,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$39,803
White$39,969
Black or African American$39,291
Asian$39,331
Hispanic or Latino$38,681

Average Age of a Tower Climber

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

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Unknown
41
White
45
50
Black or African American
43
44
Asian
46
Hispanic or Latino
41
37

Tower Climber Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of tower climber employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of tower climbers is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Tower Climber YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
11%
30-40 years
24%
40+ years
65%

Types of Tower Climber Degree Levels

The most common degree for tower climbers is high school diploma 49% of tower climbers earn that degree. A close second is diploma with 17% and rounding it off is associate degree with 15%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 49%
  • Diploma, 17%
  • Associate, 15%
  • Bachelors, 10%
  • Other Degrees, 9%
Job Title
Tower Climber DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
49%
Diploma
17%
Associate
15%
Bachelors
10%
Other Degrees
9%

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Tower Climber Wage Gap By Education

Tower climbers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $41,901 annually. With a Associate degree, tower climbers earn a median annual income of $41,754 compared to $41,477 for tower climbers with an Masters degree.
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$40,521
Master's Degree$41,477
Bachelor's Degree$41,901
Some College/ Associate Degree$41,754

Tower Climber Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
16%
50 - 100 employees
10%
100 - 500 employees
18%
500 - 1,000 employees
16%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
30%
> 10,000 employees
9%

The Types Of Companies Tower Climber Work In

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

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Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Public
16%
Private
81%
Government
3%

Top Industries Hiring Tower Climbers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ tower climbers. Those industries include construction, manufacturing and retail.

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Construction

Manufacturing

Retail

Technology

Telecommunication

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Construction
13%
Manufacturing
12%
Retail
9%
Technology
9%
Telecommunication
7%
Professional
7%
Fortune 500
6%
Internet
5%
Finance
5%
Hospitality
4%
Insurance
4%
Non Profits
3%
Media
2%
Transportation
2%
Automotive
2%
Energy
2%
Start-up
2%
Pharmaceutical
1%
Government
1%
Health Care
1%
Real Estate
1%

Tower Climber Turnover And Employment Statistics

Tower Climber 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 tower climbers changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescTower Climber Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
7.46%
2011
6.44%
2012
6.31%
2013
4.97%
2014
4.71%
2015
3.35%
2016
5.60%
2017
3.36%
2018
2.03%

The Average Number of Years That Tower Climber Stay in a Job

By looking over 992 tower climbers resumes, we figured out that the average tower climber enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 43%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
43%
1-2 years
30%
3-4 years
10%
5-7 years
12%
8-10 years
3%
11+ years
1%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Tower Climbers 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 tower climbers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Computer Equipment Repairer3.39%
Auto Mechanic4.79%
Tower Climber4.98%
Glass Technician5.08%
Tape Recorder Repairer5.29%
Controller Repairer And Tester5.70%
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic6.05%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Computer Equipment Repairer
3.39%
Auto Mechanic
4.79%
Glass Technician
5.08%
Tape Recorder Repairer
5.29%
Controller Repairer And Tester
5.70%
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
6.05%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Tower Climbers

The most common foreign language among tower climbers is Spanish at 62.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 6.3% and Hungarian is the third-most popular at 6.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 62.5%
  • Portuguese, 6.3%
  • Hungarian, 6.3%
  • Romanian, 6.3%
  • French, 6.3%
  • Other, 12.3%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
62.5%
Portuguese
6.3%
Hungarian
6.3%
Romanian
6.3%
French
6.3%
Other
12.3%

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Tower Climber Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a tower climber can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of tower climbers is $48,683. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Tower Climbers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Tower Climbers Located?

By looking through more than 992 resumes, we found that the most popular places for tower climbers are TX, Dallas and TX, Houston.

Number of Tower Climbers