Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for preventive maintenance 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 495,258 preventive maintenance technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 8.2% of all preventive maintenance technicians are women, while 91.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed preventive maintenance technician is 47 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of preventive maintenance technicians is White (59.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19.4%), Black or African American (11.3%) and Asian (4.6%).
  • Preventive maintenance technicians are most in-demand in Baltimore, MD.
  • The automotive industry is the highest-paying for preventive maintenance technicians.
  • 2% of all preventive maintenance technicians are LGBT.

Preventive Maintenance Technician Statistics By Gender

8.2% of preventive maintenance technicians are women and 91.8% of preventive maintenance technicians are men.

  • Male, 91.8%
  • Female, 8.2%

Preventive Maintenance Technicians By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male91.8%
Female8.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Preventive Maintenance Technician

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$40,540
female-income
Female Income
$38,665

Preventive Maintenance Technician Gender Over Time

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

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

Preventive Maintenance Technician Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201094.84%5.16%
201194.43%5.57%
201293.30%6.70%
201392.93%7.07%
201494.24%5.76%
201593.02%6.98%
201694.73%5.27%
201792.88%7.12%
201892.97%7.03%
201990.92%9.08%
202092.15%7.85%
202191.77%8.23%

Preventive Maintenance Technician Male to Female Ratio

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

Job TitleMaleFemale
Mender16%84%
Hydraulic Press Servicer22%78%
Assigner34%66%
Preventive Maintenance Technician92%8%
Flooring Mechanic99%1%
Machine Repairman100%0%
Millwright Supervisor100%0%

Preventive Maintenance Technician Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among preventive maintenance technicians is White, which makes up 59.2% of all preventive maintenance technicians. Comparatively, there are 19.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 59.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.4%
  • Black or African American, 11.3%
  • Asian, 4.6%
  • Unknown, 4.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.2%

Preventive Maintenance Technician Race

Preventive Maintenance Technician RacePercentages
White59.2%
Hispanic or Latino19.4%
Black or African American11.3%
Asian4.6%
Unknown4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.2%

Preventive Maintenance 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 preventive maintenance technicians.

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

Preventive Maintenance Technician Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201065.41%12.22%3.32%16.59%
201164.74%12.21%3.40%16.77%
201264.71%11.66%3.65%17.14%
201365.72%11.29%3.43%16.87%
201466.16%10.88%3.55%16.82%
201565.26%11.24%3.31%17.58%
201664.32%10.52%3.56%18.45%
201765.48%10.98%3.35%17.65%
201865.23%10.77%3.61%17.81%
201963.91%10.73%4.12%18.30%
202060.34%11.29%3.56%19.48%
202159.21%11.34%4.61%19.40%

Preventive Maintenance Technician Wage Gap By Race

White preventive maintenance technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american preventive maintenance technicians have the lowest average salary at $39,459.
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$39,795
White$41,659
Black or African American$39,459
Asian$41,110
Hispanic or Latino$40,715

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Average Age of a Preventive Maintenance Technician

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

Male
Female

Preventive Maintenance Technician Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American5138
Unknown4550
Asian5048
Hispanic or Latino4846
White4946
American Indian and Alaska Native50

Preventive Maintenance Technician Age Breakdown

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

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Preventive Maintenance Technician Age

Preventive Maintenance Technician YearsPercentages
40+ years70%
30-40 years21%
20-30 years9%

Types of Preventive Maintenance Technician Degree Levels

The most common degree for preventive maintenance technicians is associate degree 31% of preventive maintenance technicians earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 29% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 22%.

  • Associate, 31%
  • High School Diploma, 29%
  • Bachelors, 22%
  • Diploma, 10%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

Preventive Maintenance Technicians By Education

Preventive Maintenance Technician DegreePercentages
Associate31%
High School Diploma29%
Bachelors22%
Diploma10%
Other Degrees8%

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Preventive Maintenance Technician Wage Gap By Education

Preventive maintenance technicians with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $42,711 annually. With a Associate degree, preventive maintenance technicians earn a median annual income of $41,877 compared to $40,143 for preventive maintenance technicians with an High School Diploma degree.
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$40,143
Bachelor's Degree$42,711
Some College/ Associate Degree$41,877

Preventive Maintenance Technician Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Preventive Maintenance Technician Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees11%
100 - 500 employees16%
500 - 1,000 employees12%
1,000 - 10,000 employees28%
> 10,000 employees29%

The Types Of Companies Preventive Maintenance Technician Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Preventive Maintenance Technician Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education5%
Public33%
Private60%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Preventive Maintenance Technicians

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

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Professional

Technology

Hospitality

Preventive Maintenance Technician Turnover And Employment Statistics

Preventive 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 preventive maintenance technicians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Preventive Maintenance Technician Unemployment Rate By Year

YearPreventive Maintenance Technician Unemployment Rate
20107.56%
20116.50%
20125.56%
20134.65%
20143.96%
20153.77%
20163.13%
20173.00%
20182.08%
20192.11%
20203.84%
20213.43%

The Average Number of Years That Preventive Maintenance Technician Stay in a Job

By looking over 2,264 preventive maintenance technicians resumes, we figured out that the average preventive maintenance technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Preventive Maintenance Technician Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year24%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years15%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years5%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Preventive 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 preventive maintenance technicians.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Oil Burner Installer1.73%16,880
Plant Changer2.00%8,670
Preventive Maintenance Technician2.21%-
Lock Fitter3.52%1,629
Service Station Helper3.67%18,812
Home Appliance Installer3.71%56,368
Piano Regulator8.86%129

Preventive Maintenance Technician LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Oil Burner Installer1.73%16,880
Plant Changer2.00%8,670
Lock Fitter3.52%1,629
Service Station Helper3.67%18,812
Home Appliance Installer3.71%56,368
Piano Regulator8.86%129

Foreign Languages Spoken By Preventive Maintenance Technicians

The most common foreign language among preventive maintenance technicians is Spanish at 62.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 8.9% and French is the third-most popular at 6.7%.

  • Spanish, 62.2%
  • Portuguese, 8.9%
  • French, 6.7%
  • Carrier, 6.7%
  • Arabic, 4.4%
  • Other, 11.1%

Preventive Maintenance Technician Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish62.2%
Portuguese8.9%
French6.7%
Carrier6.7%
Arabic4.4%
Other11.1%

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Preventive Maintenance Technician Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a preventive maintenance technician can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of preventive maintenance technicians is $58,074. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Preventive Maintenance Technicians Earn The Most?

Preventive maintenance technicians earn the most in Alaska, where the average preventive maintenance technician salary is $53,124. The map here shows where preventive maintenance 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 Preventive Maintenance Technicians?

By looking through more than 2,264 resumes, we found that the most popular places for preventive maintenance technicians are Houston, TX and Freetown, MA.

Number of Preventive Maintenance Technicians

Number Of Preventive Maintenance Technician Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California5,868$45,526
2Texas4,432$35,135
3Florida4,337$38,751
4Illinois2,747$43,548
5New York2,721$46,033
6Georgia2,692$40,825
7North Carolina2,678$39,771
8Ohio2,448$39,244
9Pennsylvania2,345$38,603
10Virginia1,889$40,822
11Michigan1,770$35,416
12Massachusetts1,762$45,749
13New Jersey1,697$41,270
14Indiana1,668$38,745
15Arizona1,537$35,023
16Minnesota1,534$49,518
17Colorado1,534$40,178
18Tennessee1,520$35,490
19Washington1,402$46,033
20Wisconsin1,396$46,816
21Missouri1,361$38,707
22Iowa1,357$40,495
23Maryland1,332$40,109
24South Carolina1,056$33,012
25Kentucky1,015$43,257
26Oregon906$42,048
27Alabama842$40,150
28Connecticut719$46,158
29Louisiana709$37,094
30Utah698$38,307
31Kansas645$38,473
32Oklahoma638$34,825
33Nebraska609$40,704
34Nevada587$41,231
35Mississippi566$33,220
36Arkansas496$35,699
37New Hampshire413$45,131
38Maine389$39,512
39New Mexico345$39,120
40Delaware290$42,826
41West Virginia281$39,249
42Idaho279$35,382
43Montana235$40,971
44Alaska223$53,124
45South Dakota206$36,737
46Rhode Island202$48,698
47Hawaii182$48,227
48District of Columbia178$50,073
49Vermont169$43,235
50North Dakota169$39,424
51Wyoming99$38,213

Where Are Preventive Maintenance Technicians In High Demand?

Preventive maintenance technicians are in high demand in Baltimore, MD. There are currently 10 job openings for preventive maintenance technicians here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country preventive maintenance technicians are in the most demand.

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Preventive Maintenance Technician Demographics FAQs

How Many Preventive Maintenance Technician Are There In The Us?

There are over 495,258 Preventive Maintenance Technicians in the United States.

What Percentage Of Preventive Maintenance Technicians Are Black?

11.3% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Preventive Maintenance Technicians?

Most a are White, with 59.2% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians belonging to this ethnicity. 19.4% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians are Hispanic or Latino, 11.3% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians are Black or African American, 4.6% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians are Asian, 4.3% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians are Unknown, and 1.2% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Preventive Maintenance Technician Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Preventive Maintenance Technician jobs are male - dominated. 91% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians are male, and 8% are female, so there are more male Preventive Maintenance Technicians than female Preventive Maintenance Technicians in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Preventive Maintenance Technician?

The average Preventive Maintenance Technician is 47 years old. 70% of Preventive Maintenance Technicians are 40+ years old or older, 21% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 9% are between 20-30 years old

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