Occupations with the Smallest Share of Women Workers

Occupation Percentage of women in occupational group
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1.4
Electricians 1.8
Carpenters 1.9
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2.0
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers 3.0
Construction laborers 3.3
Firefighters 3.5
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics 3.9
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 4.5
Machinists 4.8
Maintenance and repair workers, general 4.9
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 5.3
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers 5.5
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers 5.9
Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers 5.9
First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 6.3
First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers 6.8
Painters and paperhangers 7.4
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers 7.4
Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians 7.6
Computer numerically controlled tool operators and programmers 7.7
Industrial truck and tractor operators 7.9
Computer network architects 7.9
Construction managers 8.1
Mechanical engineers 8.1

Note: Full-time, year-round civilian employed 16 years and older. Occupations with at least 100 sample observations. Data: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2019 Graphic: U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau