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Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for field service technicians in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 21,818 field service technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 7.7% of all field service technicians are women, while 92.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed field service technician is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of field service technicians is White (76.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.8%) and Black or African American (4.9%).
  • The majority of field service technicians are located in Houston, TX and Chicago, IL.
  • Field service technicians are most in-demand in Atlanta, GA.
  • Field service technicians are paid an average annual salary of $54,429.
  • Sacramento, CA pays an annual average wage of $70,057, the highest in the US.
  • Field service technicians average starting salary is $37,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 101% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid field service technicians earn as much as $79,000 or more.
  • Nevada is the best state for field service technicians to live.
  • Field service technicians are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Field Service Technician Statistics By Gender

Among field service technicians, 7.7% of them are women compared to 92.3% which are men.

  • Male, 92.3%
  • Female, 7.7%

Field Service Technicians By Gender

Gender  Percentages  
Male92.3%
Female7.7%

Gender Pay Gap For Field Service Technician

Women Earn $1.01 For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$54,394
female-income
Female Income
$54,733

Field Service Technician Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the field service technician position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Field Service Technician Gender By Year

Year  Male  Female  
201088.85%11.15%
201189.50%10.50%
201294.03%5.97%
201393.07%6.93%
201494.60%5.40%
201592.40%7.60%
201689.31%10.69%
201791.66%8.34%
201888.44%11.56%
201991.03%8.97%

Field Service Technician Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, car repairman and farm equipment mechanic have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Phlebotomy Services Technician12%88%
Human Service Technician28%72%
Field Service Technician92%8%
Crane Mechanic99%1%
Farm Equipment Mechanic99%1%
Car Repairman99%1%

Field Service Technician Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among field service technicians is White, which makes up 76.0% of all field service technicians. Comparatively, there are 15.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 76.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.8%
  • Black or African American, 4.9%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • Asian, 1.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%

Field Service Technician Race

Field Service Technician Race  Percentages  
White76.0%
Hispanic or Latino15.8%
Black or African American4.9%
Unknown1.6%
Asian1.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.4%

Field Service Technician Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among field service technicians.

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

Field Service Technician Race By Year

Year  White  Black or African American  Asian  Hispanic or Latino  
201077.14%4.57%1.19%14.94%
201176.15%4.85%0.93%16.16%
201275.44%5.84%1.06%15.85%
201374.03%5.31%1.45%16.60%
201475.34%4.85%1.25%16.56%
201574.34%5.10%1.13%17.23%
201675.17%4.25%1.53%16.76%
201776.45%3.95%1.74%15.27%
201873.24%5.10%1.67%17.71%
201975.95%4.89%1.28%15.85%

Field Service Technician Wage Gap By Race

Unknown field service technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american field service technicians have the lowest average salary at $53,229.
$57,000
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$55,869
White$55,519
Black or African American$53,229
Asian$54,728
Hispanic or Latino$53,475

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Average Age of a Field Service Technician

We determined the average age of field service technicians based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Field Service Technician Age By Race

Race  Male Age  Female Age  
Unknown40
White4444
Black or African American43
Asian52
Hispanic or Latino41

Field Service Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of field service technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of field service technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Field Service Technician Age

Field Service Technician Years  Percentages  
20-30 years15%
30-40 years25%
40+ years60%

Types of Field Service Technician Degree Levels

The most common degree for field service technicians is associate degree 40% of field service technicians earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 36% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 11%.

  • Associate, 40%
  • Bachelors, 36%
  • High School Diploma, 11%
  • Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Field Service Technicians By Education

Field Service Technician Degree  Percentages  
Associate40%
Bachelors36%
High School Diploma11%
Diploma6%
Other Degrees7%

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Field Service Technician Wage Gap By Education

Field service technicians with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $55,358 annually. With a High School Diploma degree, field service technicians earn a median annual income of $54,394 compared to $53,075 for field service technicians with an Bachelors degree.
$57,000
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$54,394
Bachelor's Degree$53,075
Some College/ Associate Degree$55,358

Field Service Technician Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire field service technicians.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Field Service Technician Jobs By Employer Size

Company Size  Percentages  
< 50 employees2%
50 - 100 employees1%
100 - 500 employees8%
500 - 1,000 employees13%
1,000 - 10,000 employees41%
> 10,000 employees35%

The Types Of Companies Field Service Technician Work In

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

Public

Private

Government

Field Service Technician Jobs By Sector

Company Type  Percentages  
Public52%
Private47%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Field Service Technicians

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ field service technicians. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and professional.

Technology

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Professional

Retail

Field Service Technician Turnover And Employment Statistics

Field Service Technician 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 field service technicians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Field Service Technician Unemployment Rate By Year

Year  Field Service Technician Unemployment Rate  
20107.08%
20116.17%
20124.03%
20134.34%
20144.29%
20153.08%
20162.35%
20172.41%
20181.70%
20192.04%

The Average Number of Years That Field Service Technician Stay in a Job

By looking over 74,115 field service technicians resumes, we figured out that the average field service technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Field Service Technician Tenure

Number or Years  Percentages  
Less than 1 year17%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years16%
5-7 years16%
8-10 years6%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Field Service Technicians 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 field service technicians.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Caterpillar Mechanic1.29%34,082
Field Service Technician1.44%
Race Car Mechanic1.72%39,210
Truck Body Repairer1.99%42,715
Lawn Mower Repairer2.14%9,628
Tire Servicer2.91%5,917
Landing Gear Mechanic3.67%33,758

Field Service Technician LGBT Demographics

Profession  Percentages of LGBT   Job Openings  
Caterpillar Mechanic1.29%34,082
Race Car Mechanic1.72%39,210
Truck Body Repairer1.99%42,715
Lawn Mower Repairer2.14%9,628
Tire Servicer2.91%5,917
Landing Gear Mechanic3.67%33,758

Foreign Languages Spoken By Field Service Technicians

The most common foreign language among field service technicians is Spanish at 56.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.0% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 6.2%.

  • Spanish, 56.5%
  • French, 8.0%
  • Carrier, 6.2%
  • German, 5.3%
  • Arabic, 3.5%
  • Other, 20.5%

Field Service Technician Languages Spoken

Foreign Language  Percentages  
Spanish56.5%
French8.0%
Carrier6.2%
German5.3%
Arabic3.5%
Other20.5%

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Field Service Technician Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a field service technician can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of field service technicians is $60,125. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Field Service Technicians Earn The Most?

The map here shows where field service technicians earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Field Service Technicians Located?

By looking through more than 74,115 resumes, we found that the most popular places for field service technicians are Houston, TX and Chicago, IL.

Number of Field Service Technicians

Where Are Field Service Technicians In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country field service technicians are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Field Service Technician Demographics FAQs

What percentage of Field Service Technicians are female?

9.0% of field service technicians are female in the United States. This is -2.6 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female field service technicians has decreased by -2.2 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 1,963 female field service technicians in the U.S. and 19,855 male field service technicians in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 21,818 people with the specific job title of field service technician and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

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