Welder/Machinist Statistics in the US

The average employee age for welder/machinists is 47 years. The welder/machinist workforce reached a whopping 166,953 in 2020!

Among welder/machinists, we discovered that 5.9% of them are women, while 91.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among welder/machinists is White, which makes up 74.6% of all welder/machinists. Comparatively, there are 13.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.4% of the Asian ethnicity. Welder/machinists are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, welder/machinists are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about welder/machinist demographics? We analyzed 2,068 welder/machinists 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/Machinist Diversity

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

Welder/Machinist Gender Ratio

Among welder/machinists, 5.9% of them are women compared to 91.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 91.8%
  • Female, 5.9%
  • Unknown, 2.3%

Welder/Machinist Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among welder/machinists is White, which makes up 74.6% of all welder/machinists. Comparatively, there are 13.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.4% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 74.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.1%
  • Asian, 5.4%
  • Black or African American, 5.2%
  • Unknown, 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Welder/Machinists

The chart below shows that 81.8% of welder/machinists speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Serbian at 9.1% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 9.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 81.8%
  • Serbian, 9.1%
  • Carrier, 9.1%

Welder/Machinist 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/machinists.

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

Welder/Machinist Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
98%
96%
94%
92%
90%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Welder/Machinist 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/machinists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Welder/Machinist

By looking over 2,068 welder/machinists resumes, we figured out that the average welder/machinist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Welder/Machinist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of welder/machinist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of welder/machinists is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Welder/Machinists 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/Machinist92%6%
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/Machinist
Solderer
Special Process Person
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Welder/Machinists 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 welder/machinists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Hydraulic Spinner5.42%
Welder/Machinist5.59%
NC Programmer6.03%
Flash Welder6.23%
Assembly Worker7.22%
Weaver7.42%
Operations Technical Supervisor10.57%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Welder/Machinist?

male-income
Male Income
$40,740
female-income
Female Income
$33,553

Welder/Machinist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$46,772
$44,383
$41,994
$39,605
$37,216
$34,827
$32,438
$30,049
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Welder/Machinist 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$41,994
Some College/ Associate Degree$42,716
Bachelor's Degree$42,829

Welder/Machinist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    $44,551
    $43,690
    $42,829
    $41,968
    $41,108
    $40,247
    $39,386
    $38,526
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Where Are Welder/Machinists Located?

    By looking through more than 2,068 resumes, we found that the most popular places for welder/machinists are TX, Houston and IN, Indianapolis.

    Number of Welder/Machinists

    Where Are Welder/Machinists In High Demand?

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

    Jobs Openings

    Welder/Machinist Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

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

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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/Machinist Work In

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

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    Government

    Public

    Private

    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/machinists. Those industries include manufacturing, retail and construction.

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    Manufacturing

    Fortune 500

    Retail

    Construction

    Professional

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