Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
5,580 12.0 % $27.88 $58,000 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.17 $21.36 $26.14 $33.44 $40.17
Annual Wage (2) $37,780 $44,430 $54,370 $69,550 $83,560


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 2,290 0.58 $31.12 $64,730
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,670 0.80 $24.53 $51,020
Utility System Construction 800 0.15 $24.71 $51,390
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.06 $23.65 $49,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 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)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,670 0.80 $24.53 $51,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,290 0.58 $31.12 $64,730
Utility System Construction 800 0.15 $24.71 $51,390
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.06 $23.65 $49,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $34.20 $71,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $33.38 $69,430
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $32.04 $66,640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,290 0.58 $31.12 $64,730
Utility System Construction 800 0.15 $24.71 $51,390


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 1,730 0.14 3.70 $26.61 $55,340
California 630 0.04 0.97 $27.77 $57,770
Iowa 490 0.32 8.25 $29.31 $60,960
Illinois 460 0.08 1.98 $30.86 $64,180
Pennsylvania 390 0.07 1.71 $28.78 $59,860




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)
Wyoming 160 0.58 14.95 $22.18 $46,140
North Dakota 130 0.32 8.31 $32.46 $67,520
Iowa 490 0.32 8.25 $29.31 $60,960
Oklahoma 270 0.17 4.34 $25.10 $52,200
New Mexico 130 0.16 4.18 $23.17 $48,200




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 30 0.05 1.20 $37.51 $78,010
Colorado 150 0.06 1.44 $33.20 $69,070
North Dakota 130 0.32 8.31 $32.46 $67,520
Washington 40 0.01 0.32 $31.38 $65,270
Illinois 460 0.08 1.98 $30.86 $64,180





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 200 0.64 16.66 $27.66 $57,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.11 2.80 $27.18 $56,520
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 110 1.20 31.20 $22.95 $47,730




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)
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 110 1.20 31.20 $22.95 $47,730
Bakersfield, CA 200 0.64 16.66 $27.66 $57,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.11 2.80 $27.18 $56,520




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)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $37.12 $77,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $31.90 $66,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.01 $58,260
Bakersfield, CA 200 0.64 16.66 $27.66 $57,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $27.54 $57,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.11 2.80 $27.18 $56,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $26.94 $56,020
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 110 1.20 31.20 $22.95 $47,730

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 300 1.54 39.96 $30.26 $62,930
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 2.72 70.47 $24.77 $51,510
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 1.64 42.42 $31.45 $65,410
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 1.13 29.39 $30.90 $64,270
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.95 24.71 $20.76 $43,170

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)
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 2.72 70.47 $24.77 $51,510
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 1.64 42.42 $31.45 $65,410
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 300 1.54 39.96 $30.26 $62,930
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 1.13 29.39 $30.90 $64,270
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.95 24.71 $20.76 $43,170

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.58 $67,780
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 1.64 42.42 $31.45 $65,410
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 1.13 29.39 $30.90 $64,270
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 300 1.54 39.96 $30.26 $62,930
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 18.42 $26.85 $55,860


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019