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Wind Technician

Career Overview 

Wind Turbine Service Technicians - Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions. 

Skills and Abilities 

Inspect or repair fiberglass turbine blades; Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment; Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems; Perform routine maintenance on wind turbine equipment, underground transmission systems, wind fields substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems. 

AVERAGE SALARY

  • $78,140 (annually)
  • $37.57 (hourly)

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $51,576 - $115,810 (annually)
  • $24.80 - $55.68 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.

 

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