Service Engineer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for service engineers is 41 years. The service engineer workforce reached a whopping 47,144 in 2020!

Among service engineers, we discovered that 9.8% of them are women, while 85.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among service engineers is White, which makes up 75.7% of all service engineers. Comparatively, there are 10.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of service engineers are located in TX, Houston and WA, Redmond.

Service engineers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, service engineers are more likely to find a job in the technology industry. Looking at service engineer statistics, we found was that Washington, California, New Mexico, Delaware and Arizona are where service engineers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about service engineer demographics? We analyzed 7,265 service engineers 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.

Service Engineer Diversity

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

Service Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among service engineers is White, which makes up 75.7% of all service engineers. Comparatively, there are 10.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 75.7%
  • Asian, 10.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.8%
  • Black or African American, 3.2%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Service Engineers

The chart below shows that 35.5% of service engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.6% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 8.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 35.5%
  • French, 8.6%
  • Carrier, 8.2%
  • German, 6.1%
  • Arabic, 6.1%
  • Other, 35.5%

Most Common Degree for Service Engineer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for service engineers. The most common degree for service engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 44% of service engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 18% and rounding it off is associate degree with 17%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 50%
  • Associate degree, 19%
  • Certificate degree, 14%
  • Masters degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 10%

Service Engineer 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 service engineers.

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

Service Engineer Gender Over Time

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


Service Engineer 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 service engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Service Engineer

By looking over 7,265 service engineers resumes, we figured out that the average service engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Service Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of service engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of service engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Service Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, machine tool designer and senior electronics design engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Service Engineer85%10%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Service Engineer
Domestic Engineer

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Service Engineers 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 service engineers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Hardware/Firmware Engineer3.53%
Radar Engineer4.72%
Irrigation Engineer5.29%
Service Engineer6.59%
Manufacturing Test Engineer7.24%
Biochemical Engineer7.40%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Service Engineer?

Male Income
Female Income

Service Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Service Engineer 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
Bachelor's Degree$87,245
Master's Degree$102,159
Doctorate Degree$116,761

Service Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Service Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a service engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of service engineers is $127,009. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Service Engineers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Service Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 7,265 resumes, we found that the most popular places for service engineers are TX, Houston and WA, Redmond.

Number of Service Engineers

Where Are Service Engineers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Service Engineer Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Service Engineer Jobs Are Remote?

2.0% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

98.0% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

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

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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 Service Engineer Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

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

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