Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-9081 Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,200 9.7 % $23.23 $48,320 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.95 $18.85 $22.10 $26.84 $32.19
Annual Wage (2) $33,170 $39,200 $45,970 $55,830 $66,960


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 940 0.24 $23.96 $49,850
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 910 0.48 $23.11 $48,080
Utility System Construction 390 0.09 $22.56 $46,920
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 190 0.03 $24.47 $50,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $24.27 $50,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 910 0.48 $23.11 $48,080
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 940 0.24 $23.96 $49,850
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.12 $23.85 $49,600
Utility System Construction 390 0.09 $22.56 $46,920
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 190 0.03 $24.47 $50,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $25.24 $52,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $25.11 $52,230
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 190 0.03 $24.47 $50,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $24.27 $50,490
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 940 0.24 $23.96 $49,850


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,170 0.11 4.50 $24.23 $50,410
Iowa 310 0.21 8.50 $21.32 $44,350
Colorado 310 0.14 5.62 $23.72 $49,330
California 280 0.02 0.80 $25.03 $52,050
Minnesota 250 0.09 3.84 $19.28 $40,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 90 0.21 8.66 $25.54 $53,130
Iowa 310 0.21 8.50 $21.32 $44,350
Colorado 310 0.14 5.62 $23.72 $49,330
Texas 1,170 0.11 4.50 $24.23 $50,410
Oregon 150 0.10 3.88 $21.84 $45,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $27.02 $56,200
North Dakota 90 0.21 8.66 $25.54 $53,130
California 280 0.02 0.80 $25.03 $52,050
Illinois 110 0.02 0.77 $24.57 $51,110
Washington 30 0.01 0.48 $24.45 $50,860





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 440 0.17 6.82 $21.96 $45,670
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 240 0.20 8.00 $23.68 $49,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.08 3.37 $29.26 $60,860




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 240 0.20 8.00 $23.68 $49,260
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 440 0.17 6.82 $21.96 $45,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.08 3.37 $29.26 $60,860




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.08 3.37 $29.26 $60,860
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 240 0.20 8.00 $23.68 $49,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.15 $46,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 440 0.17 6.82 $21.96 $45,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 240 0.94 38.34 $22.65 $47,110
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 1.23 50.09 $20.59 $42,820
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.13 46.18 $19.08 $39,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 1.23 50.09 $20.59 $42,820
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.13 46.18 $19.08 $39,700
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 240 0.94 38.34 $22.65 $47,110

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 240 0.94 38.34 $22.65 $47,110
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 1.23 50.09 $20.59 $42,820
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.13 46.18 $19.08 $39,700


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013