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 Pay Gap For Field Service Technician
Women Earn $1.01 For Every $1 Earned By Men
Field Service Technician Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the field service technician position over time.
Field Service Technician Gender By Year
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.
|Phlebotomy Services Technician||12%||88%|
|Human Service Technician||28%||72%|
|Field Service Technician||92%||8%|
|Farm Equipment Mechanic||99%||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|
|Hispanic or Latino||15.8%|
|Black or African American||4.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.4%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Field Service Technician Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Field Service Technician Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$53,229|
|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.
Field Service Technician Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||43|
|Hispanic or Latino||41|
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.
Field Service Technician Age
|Field Service Technician Years||Percentages|
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|
|High School Diploma||11%|
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Field Service Technician Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$54,394|
|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.
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
Field Service Technician Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||2%|
|50 - 100 employees||1%|
|100 - 500 employees||8%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||13%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||41%|
|> 10,000 employees||35%|
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.
Field Service Technician Jobs By Sector
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.
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|
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
Field Service Technician Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||17%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Field Service Technician||1.44%|
|Race Car Mechanic||1.72%||39,210|
|Truck Body Repairer||1.99%||42,715|
|Lawn Mower Repairer||2.14%||9,628|
|Landing Gear Mechanic||3.67%||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
Field Service Technician Jobs
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