|Quick Facts: Wind Turbine Technicians|
$56,230 per year
$27.03 per hour
|Postsecondary nondegree award|
|Long-term on-the-job training|
|68% (Much faster than average)|
Wind turbine service technicians install, maintain, and repair wind turbines.
Wind turbine service technicians generally work outdoors, in confined spaces, and often at great heights. Although the majority of windtechs work full time, they may also be on call to handle emergencies during evenings and weekends.
Most wind turbine service technicians learn their trade by attending a technical school. They also receive on-the-job training.
The median annual wage for wind turbine technicians was $56,230 in May 2020.
Employment of wind turbine technicians is projected to grow 68 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 1,400 openings for wind turbine technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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