Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
4,390 12.0 % $27.25 $56,680 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.20 $21.42 $25.91 $31.89 $38.54
Annual Wage (2) $37,850 $44,550 $53,880 $66,330 $80,170


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 2,320 0.60 $29.20 $60,740
Utility System Construction 790 0.15 $24.73 $51,440
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 730 0.36 $24.34 $50,630
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.07 $24.99 $51,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 0.00 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration 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 2,320 0.60 $29.20 $60,740
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 730 0.36 $24.34 $50,630
Utility System Construction 790 0.15 $24.73 $51,440
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.07 $24.99 $51,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $31.70 $65,930
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $29.72 $61,820
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,320 0.60 $29.20 $60,740
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $28.39 $59,050
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.07 $24.99 $51,970


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 1,020 0.09 2.78 $28.17 $58,590
Iowa 340 0.22 7.20 $29.96 $62,320
Illinois 290 0.05 1.58 (8) (8)
North Dakota 210 0.50 16.36 $29.02 $60,360
Minnesota 200 0.07 2.24 $27.87 $57,980




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 210 0.50 16.36 $29.02 $60,360
Wyoming 90 0.33 10.82 $23.70 $49,290
South Dakota 100 0.23 7.59 $29.42 $61,190
Iowa 340 0.22 7.20 $29.96 $62,320
Texas 1,020 0.09 2.78 $28.17 $58,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 40 0.06 1.89 $31.18 $64,860
Iowa 340 0.22 7.20 $29.96 $62,320
Colorado 100 0.04 1.29 $29.54 $61,450
South Dakota 100 0.23 7.59 $29.42 $61,190
North Dakota 210 0.50 16.36 $29.02 $60,360



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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)
Bakersfield, CA 120 0.40 12.99 $24.64 $51,250
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.69 22.33 $33.22 $69,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.89 $24.23 $50,390
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.33 10.68 $27.42 $57,040
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 30 0.35 11.48 (8) (8)


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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)
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.69 22.33 $33.22 $69,100
Bakersfield, CA 120 0.40 12.99 $24.64 $51,250
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 30 0.35 11.48 (8) (8)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.33 10.68 $27.42 $57,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.89 $24.23 $50,390


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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)
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.69 22.33 $33.22 $69,100
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.33 10.68 $27.42 $57,040
Bakersfield, CA 120 0.40 12.99 $24.64 $51,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.89 $24.23 $50,390

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)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 280 1.45 47.11 $31.32 $65,140
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 36.44 $30.84 $64,140
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 24.47 $30.51 $63,460
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 25.70 $31.23 $64,950

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)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 280 1.45 47.11 $31.32 $65,140
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 36.44 $30.84 $64,140
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 25.70 $31.23 $64,950
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 24.47 $30.51 $63,460

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)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 280 1.45 47.11 $31.32 $65,140
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 25.70 $31.23 $64,950
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 36.44 $30.84 $64,140
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 24.47 $30.51 $63,460


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018