"customer service," "hand tools," and "hvac" aren't the only skills we found preventive maintenance technicians list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of preventive maintenance technician responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of preventive maintenance technician skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a preventive maintenance technician. We found that 21.7% of preventive maintenance technicians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some preventive maintenance technicians have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two preventive maintenance technicians were not college graduates.
Those preventive maintenance technicians who do attend college, typically earn either automotive technology degrees or business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for preventive maintenance technicians include electrical engineering degrees or electrical engineering technology degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a preventive maintenance technician. We've found that most preventive maintenance technician resumes include experience from U-Haul, Marriott International, and Ryder System. Of recent, U-Haul had 57 positions open for preventive maintenance technicians. Meanwhile, there are 25 job openings at Marriott International and 15 at Ryder System.
If you're interested in companies where preventive maintenance technicians make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Kiewit, Pella, and Columbia University in the City of New York. We found that at Kiewit, the average preventive maintenance technician salary is $54,682. Whereas at Pella, preventive maintenance technicians earn roughly $54,044. And at Columbia University in the City of New York, they make an average salary of $53,731.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a preventive maintenance technician include Us Navy, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and Sears Holdings. These three companies were found to hire the most preventive maintenance technicians from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, preventive maintenance technicians fulfill roles in the retail and manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the preventive maintenance technician annual salary is the highest in the automotive industry with $47,655 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the technology and energy industries pay $47,287 and $46,827 respectively. This means that preventive maintenance technicians who are employed in the automotive industry make 27.4% more than preventive maintenance technicians who work in the hospitality Industry.