December 22, 2010

Careers in wind energy

Median annual wages, selected wind-energy-related occupations, May 2009
Occupation Median annual wage, May 2009

Professional occupations

 

Aerospace engineer

$94,780

Electrical engineer

83,110

Civil engineer

76,590

Atmospheric scientist

84,710

Biological scientist

56,500

Logistician

67,960

Construction occupations

 

Construction laborer

29,150

Electrician

47,180

Construction equipment operator

39,770

Production occupations

 

Machinist

37,650

Computer-controlled machine tool operator

34,460

Assembler

26,820

Quality control inspector

24,990

Transportation occupations

 

Truck driver, heavy and tractor-trailer

37,730

Crane and tower operator

44,140

These data featured in the TED article, Careers in wind energy.