Lift Truck Mechanic Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about lift truck mechanic demographics? We analyzed 58 lift truck mechanics 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.

Lift Truck Mechanic Diversity

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

Lift Truck Mechanic Gender Ratio

Among lift truck mechanics, 3.9% of them are women compared to 96.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 96.1%
  • Female, 3.9%

Lift Truck Mechanic Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among lift truck mechanics is White, which makes up 73.2% of all lift truck mechanics. Comparatively, there are 12.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 73.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.5%
  • Black or African American, 9.4%
  • Asian, 2.5%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Lift Truck Mechanic 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 lift truck mechanics.

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

Lift Truck Mechanic Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the lift truck mechanic position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Lift Truck Mechanic 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 lift truck mechanics changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of lift truck mechanics based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Lift Truck Mechanic

By looking over 58 lift truck mechanics resumes, we figured out that the average lift truck mechanic enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 23%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Lift Truck Mechanic Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of lift truck mechanic employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of lift truck mechanics is 40+ years old, which represents 57% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Lift Truck Mechanics with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, ase master mechanic and drivability technician have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Phlebotomy Services Technician13%85%
Human Service Technician26%69%
Elevator Service Technician96%2%
Lift Truck Mechanic96%4%
Drivability Technician97%3%
ASE Master Mechanic98%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
ASE Master Mechanic
Drivability Technician
Lift Truck Mechanic
Elevator Service Technician
Human Service Technician
Phlebotomy Services Technician
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Lift Truck Mechanics 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 lift truck mechanics.

Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Trolley Car Overhauler3.38%
Motor Block Mechanic4.79%
Glass Technician5.08%
Tire Technician5.57%
Lift Truck Mechanic5.85%
Paint Prepper6.08%
Systems Mechanic9.96%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Lift Truck Mechanic?

male-income
Male Income
$39,589
female-income
Female Income
$39,475

Lift Truck Mechanic Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Black or African American men and Black or African American women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$40,473
$40,244
$40,015
$39,786
$39,557
$39,328
$39,098
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Lift Truck Mechanic Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$40,244
Some College/ Associate Degree$41,335
Bachelor's Degree$41,581

Lift Truck Mechanic Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    $42,117
    $41,581
    $41,046
    $40,511
    $39,976
    $39,441
    $38,906
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Lift Truck Mechanic Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

    We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire lift truck mechanics.

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    < 50 employees

    100 - 500 employees

    500 - 1,000 employees

    1,000 - 10,000 employees

    > 10,000

    The Types Of Companies Lift Truck Mechanic Work In

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

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    Private

    Public

    Industry Concentration

    Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ lift truck mechanics. Those industries include manufacturing, retail and transportation.

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    Manufacturing

    Retail

    Utilities

    Fortune 500

    Construction

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