Transfer Operator Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about transfer operator demographics? We analyzed 378 transfer operators 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.

Transfer Operator Diversity

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

Transfer Operator Gender Ratio

Among transfer operators, 29.0% of them are women compared to 64.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 64.3%
  • Female, 29.0%
  • Unknown, 6.7%

Transfer Operator Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among transfer operators is White, which makes up 70.3% of all transfer operators. Comparatively, there are 19.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 70.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.4%
  • Black or African American, 6.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.7%
  • Unknown, 1.2%
  • Asian, 1.0%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Transfer Operators

The chart below shows that 71.4% of transfer operators speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Mandarin at 14.3% and Cantonese is the third-most popular at 14.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 71.4%
  • Mandarin, 14.3%
  • Cantonese, 14.3%

Transfer Operator 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 transfer operators.

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

Transfer Operator Gender Over Time

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


Transfer Operator 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 transfer operators changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Number Of Years On The Job For Transfer Operator

By looking over 378 transfer operators resumes, we figured out that the average transfer operator enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Transfer Operator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of transfer operator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of transfer operators is 40+ years old, which represents 53% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Transfer Operators with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, brick unloader tender and septic tank installer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Gift Wrapper15%80%
Gift Packer18%72%
Pill Packer22%72%
Transfer Operator64%29%
Marine Tower Operator96%4%
Septic Tank Installer96%2%
Brick Unloader Tender98%2%
Brick Unloader Tender
Septic Tank Installer
Marine Tower Operator
Transfer Operator
Pill Packer
Gift Packer
Gift Wrapper

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Transfer Operators 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 transfer operators.

Job Titleascdesc
Skidder Operator6.56%
Supplies Packer6.66%
Machinery Cleaner8.06%
Scrap Metal Collector8.62%
Machine Plug Shaper8.81%
Van Driver Helper8.85%
Transfer Operator12.30%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Transfer Operator?

Male Income
Female Income

Transfer Operator Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Transfer Operator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

High School Diploma or Less$34,330
Bachelor's Degree$36,030
Some College/ Associate Degree$36,171

Transfer Operator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Transfer Operator Heatmaps

    Where Are Transfer Operators Located?

    By looking through more than 378 resumes, we found that the most popular places for transfer operators are New York, NY and Williston, ND.

    Number of Transfer Operators

    Transfer Operator Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

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

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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 Transfer Operator Work In

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

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    Industry Concentration

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

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