Maintenance Technician Statistics in the US

The average employee age for maintenance technicians is 46 years. The maintenance technician workforce reached a whopping 971,072 in 2020!

Among maintenance technicians, we discovered that 5.3% of them are women, while 87.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among maintenance technicians is White, which makes up 66.3% of all maintenance technicians. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Maintenance technicians are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, maintenance technicians are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about maintenance technician demographics? We analyzed 180,172 maintenance technicians 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.

Maintenance Technician Diversity

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

Maintenance Technician Gender Ratio

Among maintenance technicians, 5.3% of them are women compared to 87.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 87.3%
  • Unknown, 7.4%
  • Female, 5.3%

Maintenance Technician Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among maintenance technicians is White, which makes up 66.3% of all maintenance technicians. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 66.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.9%
  • Black or African American, 10.6%
  • Asian, 3.6%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Maintenance Technicians

The chart below shows that 70.7% of maintenance technicians speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 4.8% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 4.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 70.7%
  • French, 4.8%
  • Carrier, 4.3%
  • German, 4.2%
  • Russian, 2.1%
  • Other, 13.9%

Maintenance Technician 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 maintenance technicians.

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

Maintenance Technician Gender Over Time

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


Maintenance 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 maintenance technicians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Maintenance Technician

By looking over 180,172 maintenance technicians resumes, we figured out that the average maintenance technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Maintenance Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of maintenance technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of maintenance technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 70% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Maintenance Technicians with Other Job Titles

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

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Job Titleascdesc
Hydraulic Press Servicer23%75%
Maintenance Technician87%5%
Millwright Supervisor95%1%
Machine Repairman95%1%
Home Appliances Mechanic98%2%
Home Appliances Mechanic
Machine Repairman
Millwright Supervisor
Maintenance Technician
Hydraulic Press Servicer

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Maintenance 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 maintenance technicians.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maintenance Technician4.55%
Electrical Line Worker4.62%
Lube Technician4.79%
Hvac Mechanic5.27%
Hot Worker6.75%
Camera Assistant15.51%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Maintenance Technician?

Male Income
Female Income

Maintenance Technician Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Maintenance Technician 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
High School Diploma or Less$42,754
Bachelor's Degree$44,869
Some College/ Associate Degree$45,650

Maintenance Technician Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Maintenance Technician Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a maintenance technician can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of maintenance technicians is $46,375. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Maintenance Technicians Earn The Most?

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

    Average Salary

    Where Are Maintenance Technicians Located?

    By looking through more than 180,172 resumes, we found that the most popular places for maintenance technicians are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

    Number of Maintenance Technicians

    Where Are Maintenance Technicians In High Demand?

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

    Jobs Openings

    Maintenance Technician Employment Statistics

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

    What Percentage Of Maintenance Technician Jobs Are Remote?

    0.1% Remote

    Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

    99.9% On-Site

    Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

    Company Size

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

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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 Maintenance Technician Work In

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

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    Industry Concentration

    Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ maintenance technicians. Those industries include manufacturing, retail and hospitality.

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