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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Industry profile for Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Geographic profile for Wind Turbine Service Technicians

National estimates for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,860 11.1 % $ 28.53 $ 59,340 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.47 $ 22.25 $ 27.03 $ 33.13 $ 40.18
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,490 $ 46,270 $ 56,230 $ 68,920 $ 83,580


Industry profile for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,000 0.53 $ 30.73 $ 63,910
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,640 0.79 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
Utility System Construction 1,160 0.21 $ 26.54 $ 55,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

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 1,640 0.79 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,000 0.53 $ 30.73 $ 63,910
Utility System Construction 1,160 0.21 $ 26.54 $ 55,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 35.53 $ 73,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 33.51 $ 69,690
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $ 30.95 $ 64,370
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,000 0.53 $ 30.73 $ 63,910
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $ 28.20 $ 58,650


Geographic profile for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

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





States with the highest employment level in Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,430 0.12 2.80 $ 26.80 $ 55,750
California 610 0.04 0.89 $ 30.04 $ 62,480
Minnesota 450 0.17 3.94 $ 29.75 $ 61,880
Iowa 390 0.27 6.33 $ 30.90 $ 64,270
Oregon 290 0.16 3.81 $ 28.70 $ 59,710




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 230 0.86 20.41 $ 25.30 $ 52,620
North Dakota 280 0.69 16.43 $ 29.34 $ 61,020
South Dakota 220 0.54 12.75 $ 25.38 $ 52,780
Iowa 390 0.27 6.33 $ 30.90 $ 64,270
Minnesota 450 0.17 3.94 $ 29.75 $ 61,880




Top paying states for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 1.18 $ 31.46 $ 65,440
Colorado 260 0.10 2.36 $ 31.08 $ 64,660
Iowa 390 0.27 6.33 $ 30.90 $ 64,270
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $ 30.41 $ 63,250
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $ 30.23 $ 62,880





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakersfield, CA 150 0.48 11.29 $ 28.22 $ 58,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 2.18 $ 30.60 $ 63,650
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.09 2.02 $ 39.06 $ 81,250
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 80 0.86 20.41 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Greeley, CO 40 0.38 9.08 $ 26.55 $ 55,220




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 80 0.86 20.41 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Bakersfield, CA 150 0.48 11.29 $ 28.22 $ 58,690
Greeley, CO 40 0.38 9.08 $ 26.55 $ 55,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 2.18 $ 30.60 $ 63,650
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.09 2.02 $ 39.06 $ 81,250




Top paying metropolitan areas for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.09 2.02 $ 39.06 $ 81,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 2.18 $ 30.60 $ 63,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 28.69 $ 59,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 28.58 $ 59,440
Bakersfield, CA 150 0.48 11.29 $ 28.22 $ 58,690
Greeley, CO 40 0.38 9.08 $ 26.55 $ 55,220
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 80 0.86 20.41 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $ 25.72 $ 53,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.13 26.82 $ 26.83 $ 55,810
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.68 16.06 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 29.71 $ 35.75 $ 74,370
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.78 18.61 $ 30.55 $ 63,540
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.86 20.45 $ 29.63 $ 61,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.26 29.99 (8) (8)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 29.71 $ 35.75 $ 74,370
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.13 26.82 $ 26.83 $ 55,810
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 20.97 $ 25.31 $ 52,640
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.86 20.45 $ 29.63 $ 61,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 29.71 $ 35.75 $ 74,370
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 13.57 $ 32.85 $ 68,330
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.74 17.52 $ 32.85 $ 68,330
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 11.19 $ 31.75 $ 66,050
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.78 18.61 $ 30.55 $ 63,540


About May 2020 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 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021