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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
10,100 8.9 % $ 28.16 $ 58,580 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.32 $ 22.62 $ 27.05 $ 30.74 $ 37.41
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,420 $ 47,040 $ 56,260 $ 63,930 $ 77,810


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 3,600 0.96 $ 31.17 $ 64,830
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,710 1.29 $ 26.16 $ 54,410
Utility System Construction 2,340 0.43 $ 25.89 $ 53,850
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 420 0.06 $ 27.06 $ 56,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 0.00 $ 29.41 $ 61,170

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 2,710 1.29 $ 26.16 $ 54,410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,600 0.96 $ 31.17 $ 64,830
Utility System Construction 2,340 0.43 $ 25.89 $ 53,850
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 420 0.06 $ 27.06 $ 56,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 0.00 $ 29.41 $ 61,170

Top paying industries for Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $ 35.02 $ 72,850
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $ 32.42 $ 67,430
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,600 0.96 $ 31.17 $ 64,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $ 29.41 $ 61,170
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 420 0.06 $ 27.06 $ 56,270


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.



Map of employment of wind turbine service technicians by state, May 2021


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 4,600 0.38 5.25 $ 26.54 $ 55,190
California 820 0.05 0.69 $ 31.57 $ 65,670
Oklahoma 650 0.42 5.86 $ 25.63 $ 53,310
Kansas 620 0.46 6.41 $ 26.43 $ 54,980
North Dakota 370 0.93 12.90 $ 25.97 $ 54,020


Map of location quotient of wind turbine service technicians by state, May 2021


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)
North Dakota 370 0.93 12.90 $ 25.97 $ 54,020
South Dakota 220 0.51 7.18 $ 25.61 $ 53,280
Kansas 620 0.46 6.41 $ 26.43 $ 54,980
Oklahoma 650 0.42 5.86 $ 25.63 $ 53,310
Texas 4,600 0.38 5.25 $ 26.54 $ 55,190


Map of annual mean wages of wind turbine service technicians by state, May 2021


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 80 0.01 0.20 $ 47.87 $ 99,570
Colorado 150 0.06 0.77 $ 33.36 $ 69,380
Illinois 350 0.06 0.86 $ 32.95 $ 68,530
New Mexico 60 0.08 1.14 $ 32.69 $ 67,990
Minnesota 240 0.09 1.24 $ 32.65 $ 67,920



Map of employment of wind turbine service technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,300 0.45 6.27 $ 27.52 $ 57,240
Oklahoma City, OK 230 0.37 5.22 $ 24.06 $ 50,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.67 $ 33.37 $ 69,410
Bakersfield, CA 170 0.54 7.52 $ 30.14 $ 62,680
Wichita, KS 70 0.26 3.59 $ 25.77 $ 53,600
Enid, OK 50 2.19 30.55 $ 27.18 $ 56,530


Map of location quotient of wind turbine service technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Enid, OK 50 2.19 30.55 $ 27.18 $ 56,530
Bakersfield, CA 170 0.54 7.52 $ 30.14 $ 62,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,300 0.45 6.27 $ 27.52 $ 57,240
Oklahoma City, OK 230 0.37 5.22 $ 24.06 $ 50,040
Wichita, KS 70 0.26 3.59 $ 25.77 $ 53,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.67 $ 33.37 $ 69,410


Map of annual mean wages of wind turbine service technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.67 $ 33.37 $ 69,410
Bakersfield, CA 170 0.54 7.52 $ 30.14 $ 62,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,300 0.45 6.27 $ 27.52 $ 57,240
Enid, OK 50 2.19 30.55 $ 27.18 $ 56,530
Wichita, KS 70 0.26 3.59 $ 25.77 $ 53,600
Oklahoma City, OK 230 0.37 5.22 $ 24.06 $ 50,040

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)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 690 3.75 52.23 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 330 0.87 12.17 $ 27.72 $ 57,650
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 160 1.25 17.38 $ 29.91 $ 62,220
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 9.88 $ 33.60 $ 69,890
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 9.79 $ 30.12 $ 62,650

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)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 690 3.75 52.23 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 160 1.25 17.38 $ 29.91 $ 62,220
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 1.02 14.28 $ 31.51 $ 65,540
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 330 0.87 12.17 $ 27.72 $ 57,650
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 9.88 $ 33.60 $ 69,890

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)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 9.88 $ 33.60 $ 69,890
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 1.02 14.28 $ 31.51 $ 65,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.93 $ 30.72 $ 63,890
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 9.79 $ 30.12 $ 62,650
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 160 1.25 17.38 $ 29.91 $ 62,220


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022