Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for mechanical 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 36,682 mechanical technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 5.6% of all mechanical technicians are women, while 94.4% are men.
  • The average age of an employed mechanical technician is 45 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of mechanical technicians is White (60.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.9%), Black or African American (9.6%) and Asian (7.8%).
  • Mechanical technicians are most in-demand in Houston, TX.
  • Oakland, CA pays an annual average wage of $63,868, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 90% of what men earned.
  • Alaska is the best state for mechanical technicians to live.
  • Mechanical technicians are 52% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Mechanical Technician Statistics By Gender

5.6% of mechanical technicians are women and 94.4% of mechanical technicians are men.

  • Male, 94.4%
  • Female, 5.6%

Mechanical Technicians By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male94.4%
Female5.6%

Gender Pay Gap For Mechanical Technician

Women Earn 90¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$52,304
female-income
Female Income
$47,287

Mechanical Technician Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Mechanical Technician Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201095.49%4.51%
201195.39%4.61%
201295.68%4.32%
201394.97%5.03%
201495.38%4.62%
201595.24%4.76%
201695.35%4.65%
201795.32%4.68%
201894.77%5.23%
201994.33%5.67%
202094.78%5.22%
202194.37%5.63%

Mechanical Technician Male to Female Ratio

Job TitleMaleFemale
Mechanical Technician94%6%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Mechanical Technician Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among mechanical technicians is White, which makes up 60.2% of all mechanical technicians. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 60.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.9%
  • Black or African American, 9.6%
  • Asian, 7.8%
  • Unknown, 4.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Mechanical Technician Race

Mechanical Technician RacePercentages
White60.2%
Hispanic or Latino16.9%
Black or African American9.6%
Asian7.8%
Unknown4.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Mechanical 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 mechanical technicians.

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

Mechanical Technician Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201065.40%9.78%7.53%14.69%
201165.86%9.90%8.22%13.56%
201264.88%10.31%8.55%13.70%
201364.10%10.58%7.72%14.21%
201465.28%9.42%8.02%14.39%
201564.87%9.71%7.38%14.97%
201663.66%10.12%7.87%15.33%
201763.46%9.99%8.09%15.17%
201863.44%9.14%8.05%16.38%
201963.89%8.87%7.94%16.48%
202061.83%8.22%8.23%16.44%
202160.17%9.57%7.81%16.88%

Mechanical Technician Wage Gap By Race

Asian mechanical technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american mechanical technicians have the lowest average salary at $51,120.
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
$52,000
$51,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$52,538
White$52,575
Black or African American$51,120
Asian$53,611
Hispanic or Latino$51,712

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Average Age of a Mechanical Technician

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

Male
Female

Mechanical Technician Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4648
Unknown4345.5
Asian5047
Hispanic or Latino4244
White46.547
American Indian and Alaska Native47

Mechanical Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of mechanical technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of mechanical technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Mechanical Technician Age

Mechanical Technician YearsPercentages
40+ years64%
30-40 years24%
20-30 years12%

Types of Mechanical Technician Degree Levels

The most common degree for mechanical technicians is associate degree 38% of mechanical technicians earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 23% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 21%.

  • Associate, 38%
  • High School Diploma, 23%
  • Bachelors, 21%
  • Diploma, 11%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Mechanical Technicians By Education

Mechanical Technician DegreePercentages
Associate38%
High School Diploma23%
Bachelors21%
Diploma11%
Other Degrees7%

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Mechanical Technician Wage Gap By Education

Mechanical technicians with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $55,741 annually. With a Associate degree, mechanical technicians earn a median annual income of $53,816 compared to $53,138 for mechanical technicians with an Bachelors degree.
$57,000
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
$52,000
$51,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$51,108
Master's Degree$55,741
Bachelor's Degree$53,138
Some College/ Associate Degree$53,816

Mechanical Technician Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where mechanical technicians work. We found most mechanical technicians work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most mechanical technicians is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Mechanical Technician Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees8%
100 - 500 employees14%
500 - 1,000 employees5%
1,000 - 10,000 employees30%
> 10,000 employees38%

The Types Of Companies Mechanical Technician Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Mechanical Technician Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education2%
Public43%
Private52%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Mechanical Technicians

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

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Technology

Professional

Transportation

Mechanical Technician Turnover And Employment Statistics

Mechanical 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 mechanical technicians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Mechanical Technician Unemployment Rate By Year

YearMechanical Technician Unemployment Rate
20107.39%
20116.06%
20125.70%
20134.72%
20143.88%
20153.16%
20163.28%
20173.12%
20181.97%
20192.84%
20203.91%
20214.04%

The Average Number of Years That Mechanical Technician Stay in a Job

By looking over 12,497 mechanical technicians resumes, we figured out that the average mechanical technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Mechanical Technician Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year22%
1-2 years32%
3-4 years15%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years6%
11+ years11%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Mechanical 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 mechanical technicians.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Levelman4.94%348
Draftsman5.61%3,143
Castings Drafter5.82%2,102
Mechanical Technician6.29%-
Microwave Technician8.40%15,225

Mechanical Technician LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Levelman4.94%348
Draftsman5.61%3,143
Castings Drafter5.82%2,102
Microwave Technician8.40%15,225

Foreign Languages Spoken By Mechanical Technicians

The most common foreign language among mechanical technicians is Spanish at 59.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.6% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 6.9%.

  • Spanish, 59.7%
  • French, 8.6%
  • Arabic, 6.9%
  • German, 3.9%
  • Portuguese, 2.6%
  • Other, 18.3%

Mechanical Technician Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish59.7%
French8.6%
Arabic6.9%
German3.9%
Portuguese2.6%
Other18.3%

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Where Do Mechanical Technicians Earn The Most?

Mechanical technicians earn the most in Alaska, where the average mechanical technician salary is $76,749. The map here shows where mechanical technicians earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Mechanical Technicians?

By looking through more than 12,497 resumes, we found that the most popular places for mechanical technicians are Houston, TX and New York, NY.

Number of Mechanical Technicians

Number Of Mechanical Technician Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California4,590$61,291
2Texas3,139$52,037
3Florida2,819$46,903
4Illinois1,968$52,657
5Georgia1,891$44,874
6New York1,887$50,801
7North Carolina1,869$45,083
8Pennsylvania1,815$54,705
9Ohio1,712$46,157
10Virginia1,528$53,812
11Massachusetts1,477$47,472
12Indiana1,237$53,825
13Minnesota1,199$52,799
14Michigan1,180$49,287
15Wisconsin1,175$51,321
16Colorado1,173$55,495
17New Jersey1,139$50,568
18Maryland1,104$53,165
19Washington1,090$59,398
20Tennessee1,076$44,734
21Arizona1,040$58,217
22Missouri1,025$44,431
23South Carolina952$48,429
24Iowa794$44,504
25Alabama696$50,239
26Kentucky678$42,096
27Oregon594$53,914
28Utah587$63,959
29Connecticut525$51,818
30Kansas491$51,798
31Oklahoma417$45,795
32Louisiana414$50,984
33Mississippi390$59,009
34Nebraska379$50,439
35Nevada364$57,735
36Arkansas319$55,325
37New Hampshire316$47,405
38New Mexico296$58,704
39Maine270$51,049
40West Virginia192$49,395
41Delaware184$55,335
42District of Columbia184$54,358
43Idaho170$52,645
44Alaska153$76,749
45Rhode Island151$56,680
46Vermont142$46,526
47North Dakota138$63,214
48Hawaii124$62,061
49Montana120$53,537
50South Dakota120$50,365
51Wyoming56$52,954

Where Are Mechanical Technicians In High Demand?

Mechanical technicians are in high demand in Houston, TX. There are currently 17 job openings for mechanical technicians here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country mechanical technicians are in the most demand.

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Mechanical Technician Demographics FAQs

How Many Mechanical Technician Are There In The Us?

There are over 36,682 Mechanical Technicians in the United States.

What Percentage Of Mechanical Technicians Are Black?

9.6% of Mechanical Technicians are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Mechanical Technicians?

Most a are White, with 60.2% of Mechanical Technicians belonging to this ethnicity. 16.9% of Mechanical Technicians are Hispanic or Latino, 9.6% of Mechanical Technicians are Black or African American, 7.8% of Mechanical Technicians are Asian, 4.9% of Mechanical Technicians are Unknown, and 0.6% of Mechanical Technicians are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Mechanical Technician Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Mechanical Technician jobs are male - dominated. 94% of Mechanical Technicians are male, and 5% are female, so there are more male Mechanical Technicians than female Mechanical Technicians in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Mechanical Technician?

The average Mechanical Technician is 45 years old. 64% of Mechanical Technicians are 40+ years old or older, 24% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 12% are between 20-30 years old

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