Mechanic Statistics in the US

The average employee age for mechanics is 42 years. The mechanic workforce reached a whopping 423,670 in 2020!

Among mechanics, we discovered that 5.3% of them are women, while 91.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among mechanics is White, which makes up 71.2% of all mechanics. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Mechanics are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, mechanics are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about mechanic demographics? We analyzed 101,256 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.

Mechanic Diversity

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

Mechanic Gender Ratio

Among mechanics, 5.3% of them are women compared to 91.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 91.6%
  • Female, 5.3%
  • Unknown, 3.1%

Mechanic Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among mechanics is White, which makes up 71.2% of all mechanics. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 71.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.2%
  • Black or African American, 8.8%
  • Asian, 2.4%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Mechanics

The chart below shows that 69.2% of mechanics speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 5.0% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 3.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 69.2%
  • French, 5.0%
  • Carrier, 3.8%
  • German, 3.0%
  • Russian, 2.9%
  • Other, 16.1%

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 mechanics.

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

Mechanic Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
99%
97%
96%
94%
93%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

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 mechanics changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Mechanic

By looking over 101,256 mechanics resumes, we figured out that the average mechanic 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

Mechanic Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of mechanic employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of 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 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%
Mechanic92%5%
Elevator Service Technician96%2%
Drivability Technician97%3%
ASE Master Mechanic98%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
ASE Master Mechanic
Drivability Technician
Elevator Service Technician
Mechanic
Human Service Technician
Phlebotomy Services Technician
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of 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 mechanics.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Carman3.38%
Automotive Cooling System Diagnostic Technician4.79%
Window Tinter5.08%
Tire Mounter5.57%
Mechanic5.85%
Collision Repair Technician6.08%
Aviation Support Equipment Repairer9.96%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Mechanic?

male-income
Male Income
$41,381
female-income
Female Income
$41,262

Mechanic Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$42,308
$42,068
$41,828
$41,588
$41,347
$41,107
$40,867
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Mechanic 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
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$42,068
Some College/ Associate Degree$43,212
Bachelor's Degree$43,470

Mechanic Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    $44,031
    $43,470
    $42,909
    $42,348
    $41,787
    $41,226
    $40,666
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Mechanic Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a mechanic can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of mechanics is $46,219. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Mechanics Earn The Most?

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

    Average Salary

    Where Are Mechanics Located?

    By looking through more than 101,256 resumes, we found that the most popular places for mechanics are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

    Number of Mechanics

    Where Are Mechanics In High Demand?

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

    Jobs Openings

    Mechanic Employment Statistics

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

    Company Size

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

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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 Mechanic Work In

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

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    Government

    Public

    Private

    Industry Concentration

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

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    Retail

    Fortune 500

    Transportation

    Manufacturing

    Technology

    Mechanic Jobs