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 can get an average wage on a scale from $55,360 - $166,050 based on experience and domain knowledge. can get an average compensation of one hundred and seven thousand and sixty dollars yearly.

are compensated the highest in District of Columbia, where they can earn an average job salary of about $139,050. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can earn pay of $128,070.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.78 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
$128,070
Public Administration
$117,960
Finance and Insurance
$108,650
Manufacturing
$105,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$104,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$104,360

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$78,140
Construction
$81,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$90,050
Retail Trade
$93,510
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$96,920
Educational Services
$99,320