|Quick Facts: Wind Turbine Technicians|
$56,260 per year
$27.05 per hour
|Postsecondary nondegree award|
|Long-term on-the-job training|
|44% (Much faster than average)|
What Wind Turbine Technicians Do
Wind turbine service technicians maintain and repair wind turbines.
Wind turbine service technicians generally work outdoors, in confined spaces, and often at great heights. Most windtechs work full time, and they also may be on call in the evening or on weekends.
How to Become a Wind Turbine Technician
Wind turbine service technicians typically need a postsecondary nondegree award to enter the occupation. They also typically receive on-the-job training.
The median annual wage for wind turbine technicians was $56,260 in May 2021.
Employment of wind turbine technicians is projected to grow 44 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 1,900 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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