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
Gender Pay Gap For Tower Climber
Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man
Tower Climber Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the tower climber position over time.
Tower Climber Male to Female Ratio
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.
- 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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Tower Climber Wage Gap By Race
Average Age of a Tower Climber
We determined the average age of tower climbers based on ethnicity and gender.
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.
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%.
- High School Diploma, 49%
- Diploma, 17%
- Associate, 15%
- Bachelors, 10%
- Other Degrees, 9%
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Tower Climber Wage Gap By Education
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.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire tower climbers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
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.
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.
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
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%.
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.
|Computer Equipment Repairer||3.39%|
|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%.
- Spanish, 62.5%
- Portuguese, 6.3%
- Hungarian, 6.3%
- Romanian, 6.3%
- French, 6.3%
- Other, 12.3%