Welder Apprentice Statistics in the US

The average employee age for welder apprentices is 40 years. The welder apprentice workforce reached a whopping 326,746 in 2020!

Among welder apprentices, we discovered that 9.5% of them are women, while 86.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among welder apprentices is White, which makes up 65.9% of all welder apprentices. Comparatively, there are 18.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Welder apprentices are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, welder apprentices are more likely to find a job in the construction industry.

From where do we know all information about welder apprentice demographics? We analyzed 1,309 welder apprentices 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.

Welder Apprentice Diversity

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

Welder Apprentice Gender Ratio

Among welder apprentices, 9.5% of them are women compared to 86.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 86.3%
  • Female, 9.5%
  • Unknown, 4.2%

Welder Apprentice Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among welder apprentices is White, which makes up 65.9% of all welder apprentices. Comparatively, there are 18.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.6%
  • Black or African American, 9.7%
  • Asian, 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.0%
  • Unknown, 1.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Welder Apprentices

The chart below shows that 72.2% of welder apprentices speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 5.6% and German is the third-most popular at 5.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 72.2%
  • Portuguese, 5.6%
  • German, 5.6%
  • French, 5.6%
  • Thai, 5.6%
  • Other, 5.4%

Welder Apprentice 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 welder apprentices.

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

Welder Apprentice Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the welder apprentice position over time.

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

Welder Apprentice 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 welder apprentices changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of welder apprentices based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Welder Apprentice

By looking over 1,309 welder apprentices resumes, we figured out that the average welder apprentice enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 38%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Welder Apprentice Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of welder apprentice employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of welder apprentices is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Welder Apprentices with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, mechanic, welder, truck driver and engine lathe operator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Special Process Person30%63%
Solderer33%64%
Welder Apprentice86%9%
Die Repair Machinist96%2%
Engine Lathe Operator98%2%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver99%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver
Engine Lathe Operator
Die Repair Machinist
Welder Apprentice
Solderer
Special Process Person
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Welder Apprentice?

male-income
Male Income
$33,726
female-income
Female Income
$30,779

Welder Apprentice Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$35,135
$34,140
$33,146
$32,151
$31,157
$30,162
$29,168
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Welder Apprentice 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
High School Diploma or Less$34,140
Some College/ Associate Degree$34,777
Bachelor's Degree$34,977

Welder Apprentice Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    $35,459
    $34,977
    $34,496
    $34,014
    $33,532
    $33,050
    $32,569
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Welder Apprentice Heatmaps

    Where Are Welder Apprentices Located?

    By looking through more than 1,309 resumes, we found that the most popular places for welder apprentices are TX, San Marcos and TX, Houston.

    Number of Welder Apprentices

    Where Are Welder Apprentices In High Demand?

    We looked over job openings to determine where in the country welder apprentices are in the most demand.

    Jobs Openings

    Welder Apprentice Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

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

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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 Welder Apprentice Work In

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

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    Public

    Private

    Government

    Education

    Industry Concentration

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

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    Manufacturing

    Construction

    Fortune 500

    Technology

    Retail

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