|Quick Facts: Wind Turbine Technicians|
$52,260 per year
$25.13 per hour
|Postsecondary nondegree award|
|Long-term on-the-job training|
|96% (Much faster than average)|
Wind turbine service technicians, also known as windtechs, 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 $52,260 in May 2016.
Employment of wind turbine service technicians is projected to grow 96 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because wind electricity generation is expected to grow rapidly over the coming decade, additional technicians will be needed to install and maintain new turbines. Job prospects are expected to be excellent.
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