Mechanical Technician Demographics and Statistics In The US
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
Gender Pay Gap For Mechanical Technician
Women Earn 90¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Mechanical Technician Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the mechanical technician position over time.
Mechanical Technician Gender By Year
Mechanical Technician Male to Female Ratio
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 Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||16.9%|
|Black or African American||9.6%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Mechanical Technician Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Mechanical Technician Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$51,120|
|Hispanic or Latino||$51,712|
Mechanical Technician JOBS
Average Age of a Mechanical Technician
We determined the average age of mechanical technicians based on ethnicity and gender.
Mechanical Technician Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||46||48|
|Hispanic or Latino||42||44|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||47|
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.
Mechanical Technician Age
|Mechanical Technician Years||Percentages|
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 Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||23%|
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Mechanical Technician Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$51,108|
|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.
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
Mechanical Technician Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||4%|
|50 - 100 employees||8%|
|100 - 500 employees||14%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||5%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||30%|
|> 10,000 employees||38%|
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.
Mechanical Technician Jobs By Sector
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.
Mechanical Technician Industry Statistics
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
|Year||Mechanical Technician Unemployment Rate|
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
Mechanical Technician Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||22%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
Mechanical Technician LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
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
Mechanical Technician Jobs
Recently Added Mechanical Technician Jobs
Mechanical Technician Heatmaps
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.
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 Technician Jobs By State
|Rank||State||Number of Jobs||Average Salary|
|42||District of Columbia||184||$54,358|
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.