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Wind Turbine Service Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of wind turbine service technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of wind turbine service technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The wind turbine service technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Wind Turbine Service Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,850
25th Percentile Wage
$44,550
50th Percentile Wage
$53,880
75th Percentile Wage
$66,330
90th Percentile Wage
$80,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wind turbine service technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) wind turbine service technicians is $80,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,850. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 111% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of wind turbine service technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,880
3.01% 14.68%
2016
$52,260
2.32% -
2015
$51,050
4.41% -
2014
$48,800
-1.41% -
2013
$49,490
7.11% -
2012
$45,970
- -

Table 2. Wind Turbine Service Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of wind turbine service technicians in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for wind turbine service technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $58,280. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $45,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$58,280
Wholesale Trade
$58,150
Manufacturing
$52,260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,680
Construction
$49,980
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,250
Federal, State, and Local Government
$45,430

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Wind Turbine Service Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only wind turbine service technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of wind turbine service technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $43,370 to $67,540. The highest paying state for wind turbine service technicians is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $67,540. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $43,370. For more salary information of wind turbine service technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
West Virginia
$67,540
Iowa
$63,730
South Dakota
$61,680
Kansas
$61,340
North Dakota
$58,480
Oregon
$56,690
Minnesota
$55,830
Indiana
$55,640
Colorado
$55,060
Texas
$55,000
Ohio
$54,890
Pennsylvania
$54,760
California
$51,840
New York
$50,590
Washington
$49,850
Michigan
$48,210
Wyoming
$47,070
Alaska
$46,480
Arkansas
$46,120
New Mexico
$45,430
Illinois
$45,330
Wisconsin
$44,240
Oklahoma
$43,370



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