Find The Best Wind Energy Engineer Jobs For You

Where do you want to work?

0 selections

Working as a Wind Energy Engineer

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a wind energy engineer. For example, did you know that they make an average of $38.02 an hour? That's $79,078 a year!

What Does a Wind Energy Engineer Do

There are certain skills that many wind energy engineers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed math skills, mechanical skills and creativity.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the wind energy engineer job title. But what industry to start with? Most wind energy engineers actually find jobs in the retail and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Wind Energy Engineer

If you're interested in becoming a wind energy engineer, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 55.6% of wind energy engineers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 22.2% of wind energy engineers have master's degrees. Even though most wind energy engineers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a wind energy engineer. In fact, many wind energy engineer jobs require experience in a role such as director of sales. Meanwhile, many wind energy engineers also have previous career experience in roles such as mechanical engineering internship or representative.

What is the right job for my career path?

Tell us your goals and we'll match you with the right jobs to get there.

Average Salary$79,078

Wind Energy Engineer Jobs

Average Salary for a Wind Energy Engineer

Wind Energy Engineers in America make an average salary of $79,078 per year or $38 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $94,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $66,000 per year.
Average Salary
$79,078

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range73k - 106k$88k$88,489
Boston, MA
Salary Range74k - 102k$87k$87,225
Pocatello, ID
Salary Range63k - 86k$74k$74,003
Fort Collins, CO
Salary Range62k - 86k$73k$73,423
$62k
$106k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Engineer-Wind Energy
Engineer-Wind Energy
Baywa R. E. Wind LLC
Baywa R. E. Wind LLC
02/14/2018
02/14/2018
$115,00002/14/2018
$115,000
Wind Energy Engineer
Wind Energy Engineer
HZ Wind Power, Inc.
HZ Wind Power, Inc.
03/25/2016
03/25/2016
$60,00003/25/2016
$60,000
Wind Energy Engineer
Wind Energy Engineer
Urban Green Energy Inc.
Urban Green Energy Inc.
04/09/2015
04/09/2015
$75,29604/09/2015
$75,296
See More Recent Salaries

Calculate your salary

Use Zippia's Salary Calculator to see how your pay matches up.

Wind Energy Engineer Demographics

Gender

male

85.7 %

female

14.3 %

Ethnicity

White

71.6 %

Asian

12.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

9.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0 %

Wind Energy Engineer Education

Degrees

Bachelors

55.6 %

High School Diploma

22.2 %

Masters

22.2 %

Top Colleges for Wind Energy Engineers

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

3. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

In-State Tuition
$53,740
Enrollment
5,567

4. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

5. Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

In-State Tuition
$12,424
Enrollment
15,201

6. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

7. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

8. Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

In-State Tuition
$55,188
Enrollment
15,105

9. Duke University

Durham, NC

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

10. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

In-State Tuition
$11,000
Enrollment
25,973
See More Education Info

Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Wind Energy Engineer

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Best States For a Wind Energy Engineer

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a wind energy engineer. The best states for people in this position are Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Connecticut. Wind energy engineers make the most in Rhode Island with an average salary of $87,479. Whereas in Massachusetts and Nevada, they would average $87,156 and $86,997, respectively. While wind energy engineers would only make an average of $86,669 in Connecticut, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. New Hampshire

Total Wind Energy Engineer Jobs:
6
Highest 10% Earn:
$115,000
Location Quotient:
1.8
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Massachusetts

Total Wind Energy Engineer Jobs:
59
Highest 10% Earn:
$118,000
Location Quotient:
3.28
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Rhode Island

Total Wind Energy Engineer Jobs:
2
Highest 10% Earn:
$120,000
Location Quotient:
1.05
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
View Full List

How Do Wind Energy Engineer Rate Their Jobs?

Working as a Wind Energy Engineer? Share your experience anonymously.
Rate
Do you work as a Wind Energy Engineer?
Rate how you like work as Wind Energy Engineer. It's anonymous and will only take a minute.
Rate

Top Wind Energy Engineer Employers

1. General Electric
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$87,936
Wind Energy Engineers Hired: 
1+
2. SPX
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$72,032
Wind Energy Engineers Hired: 
1+
3. Strategic Resources
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$65,470
Wind Energy Engineers Hired: 
1+
4. Iowa State University
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$42,740
Wind Energy Engineers Hired: 
1+
5. GE Energy Management Services
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$84,677
Wind Energy Engineers Hired: 
2+
6. Element Materials Technology Huntington Beach
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$62,624
Wind Energy Engineers Hired: 
1+

Recently Added Wind Energy Engineer Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020