Salary for Wind Energy Engineers

Also known as:  Corrosion Control Engineer, Mathematical Engineer, Optical Engineer, Ordnance Engineer, Photonics Engineer, Salvage Engineer

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Wind energy engineers determine site specifications and design underground and overhead wind farm collector systems. These engineers use computer models to design the layout of wind farms and their peripheral support structures. They may use similar models to create design specifications for wind turbine components, and to investigate experimental wind farm technologies. Additionally, these professionals may oversee wind farm contractors or subcontractors in the field. Bachelor's degrees are required in this field.

A Wind Energy Engineer will normally get wages of somewhere between 64000 to 96000 based on tenure level. Wind Energy Engineers will most likely earn average salaries of Eighty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Wind Energy Engineers receive the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they get pay of about $116420. These professionals make the most money in Public Administration, which has wages of $103380.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.55 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Wind Energy Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $103,380
Public Administration $102,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $99,720
Information $90,790
Manufacturing $89,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $88,720
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $67,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $71,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $72,810
Construction $74,750
Retail Trade $75,920
Finance and Insurance $79,140
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