Welder Assistant Statistics in the US

The average employee age for welder assistants is 40 years. The welder assistant workforce reached a whopping 354,201 in 2020!

Among welder assistants, we discovered that 8.5% of them are women, while 87.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among welder assistants is White, which makes up 61.0% of all welder assistants. Comparatively, there are 24.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Welder assistants are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, welder assistants are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about welder assistant demographics? We analyzed 2,160 welder assistants 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 Assistant Diversity

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

Welder Assistant Gender Ratio

Among welder assistants, 8.5% of them are women compared to 87.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 87.3%
  • Female, 8.5%
  • Unknown, 4.2%

Welder Assistant Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among welder assistants is White, which makes up 61.0% of all welder assistants. Comparatively, there are 24.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 61.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 24.9%
  • Black or African American, 8.5%
  • Asian, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.9%
  • Unknown, 1.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Welder Assistants

The chart below shows that 81.4% of welder assistants speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 4.7% and French is the third-most popular at 4.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 81.4%
  • Portuguese, 4.7%
  • French, 4.7%
  • Italian, 4.7%
  • Ukrainian, 2.3%
  • Other, 2.2%

Welder Assistant 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 assistants.

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

Welder Assistant Gender Over Time

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

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

Welder Assistant 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 assistants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Welder Assistant

By looking over 2,160 welder assistants resumes, we figured out that the average welder assistant enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 46%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Welder Assistant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of welder assistant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of welder assistants 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 Assistants 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 Assistant87%8%
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 Assistant
Solderer
Special Process Person
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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

male-income
Male Income
$39,331
female-income
Female Income
$34,390

Welder Assistant Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$41,705
$40,040
$38,376
$36,711
$35,047
$33,382
$31,718
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Welder Assistant 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$40,040
Some College/ Associate Degree$41,141
Bachelor's Degree$41,490

Welder Assistant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    $42,318
    $41,490
    $40,662
    $39,834
    $39,006
    $38,178
    $37,350
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Welder Assistant Heatmaps

    Where Are Welder Assistants Located?

    By looking through more than 2,160 resumes, we found that the most popular places for welder assistants are TX, Houston and CA, Bakersfield.

    Number of Welder Assistants

    Where Are Welder Assistants In High Demand?

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

    Jobs Openings

    Welder Assistant Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

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

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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 Assistant Work In

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

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    Private

    Public

    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 assistants. Those industries include manufacturing, construction and energy.

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    Manufacturing

    Construction

    Energy

    Fortune 500

    Professional

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