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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
5,960 10.2 % $27.26 $56,700 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.15 $21.54 $25.44 $31.35 $38.53
Annual Wage (2) $39,820 $44,810 $52,910 $65,200 $80,150


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 2,000 0.52 $29.46 $61,270
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,710 0.80 $24.90 $51,780
Utility System Construction 1,190 0.21 $25.69 $53,420
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 170 0.01 $29.16 $60,650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 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)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,710 0.80 $24.90 $51,780
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,000 0.52 $29.46 $61,270
Utility System Construction 1,190 0.21 $25.69 $53,420
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 170 0.01 $29.16 $60,650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 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)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $34.16 $71,040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,000 0.52 $29.46 $61,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 170 0.01 $29.16 $60,650
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $26.83 $55,810
Utility System Construction 1,190 0.21 $25.69 $53,420


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 1,600 0.13 3.18 $25.57 $53,180
Minnesota 500 0.17 4.25 $28.52 $59,320
California 480 0.03 0.68 $31.31 $65,130
Iowa 480 0.31 7.58 $27.65 $57,510
Oklahoma 380 0.23 5.76 $25.05 $52,090




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 170 0.63 15.58 $24.31 $50,570
South Dakota 200 0.46 11.39 $23.97 $49,860
Iowa 480 0.31 7.58 $27.65 $57,510
North Dakota 120 0.29 7.06 $36.19 $75,280
Oklahoma 380 0.23 5.76 $25.05 $52,090




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 1.17 $38.60 $80,280
North Dakota 120 0.29 7.06 $36.19 $75,280
California 480 0.03 0.68 $31.31 $65,130
Colorado 290 0.11 2.69 $29.94 $62,270
Pennsylvania 320 0.05 1.32 $29.05 $60,420





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 280 0.06 1.46 $26.53 $55,190
Bakersfield, CA 180 0.57 13.96 $28.96 $60,230
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 120 1.23 30.40 $24.84 $51,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 1.33 $32.47 $67,530




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 120 1.23 30.40 $24.84 $51,680
Bakersfield, CA 180 0.57 13.96 $28.96 $60,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 280 0.06 1.46 $26.53 $55,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 1.33 $32.47 $67,530




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) $35.50 $73,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 1.33 $32.47 $67,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.24 $62,910
Bakersfield, CA 180 0.57 13.96 $28.96 $60,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $27.53 $57,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $27.30 $56,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 280 0.06 1.46 $26.53 $55,190
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 120 1.23 30.40 $24.84 $51,680
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $23.36 $48,590

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 250 1.24 30.62 $25.90 $53,880
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 200 3.14 77.52 $25.10 $52,210
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 1.44 35.48 $26.68 $55,500
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 1.47 36.22 $29.43 $61,210
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.28 31.55 $24.36 $50,680

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 200 3.14 77.52 $25.10 $52,210
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 1.47 36.22 $29.43 $61,210
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 1.44 35.48 $26.68 $55,500
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 1.35 33.17 $30.94 $64,360
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.28 31.55 $24.36 $50,680

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 North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 7.12 $44.21 $91,950
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 18.05 $31.77 $66,070
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 1.35 33.17 $30.94 $64,360
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 13.95 $30.14 $62,700
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 16.96 $29.81 $62,000


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020