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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,970
25th Percentile Wage
$43,590
50th Percentile Wage
$52,260
75th Percentile Wage
$62,720
90th Percentile Wage
$76,250

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 $76,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,970. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 106% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of wind turbine service technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,2602.32%12.04%
201551,0504.41%-
201448,800-1.41%-
201349,4907.11%-
201245,970--

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 $58,860. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $45,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$58,860
Wholesale Trade
$55,710
Manufacturing
$50,420
Construction
$50,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,120
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,800
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 $40,090 to $60,230. The highest paying state for wind turbine service technicians is Iowa with a median annual salary of $60,230. The lowest paying state is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $40,090. 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
Iowa
$60,230
North Dakota
$58,460
Kansas
$56,960
Oregon
$56,690
Minnesota
$54,130
Colorado
$53,400
Indiana
$51,810
Texas
$51,340
Washington
$50,370
California
$49,220
New York
$47,720
Illinois
$45,330
Oklahoma
$43,370
Wyoming
$40,090



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