Geothermal Technicians

4.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $20.42 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 53% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Geothermal Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 5.9% by 2030
'Geothermal Technicians' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Geothermal Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Geothermal Technicians' was $42,480, or $20.42 hourly
'Geothermal Technicians' are paid 1.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 151,050 people employed as Geothermal Technicians.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Perform technical activities at power plants or individual installations necessary for the generation of power from geothermal energy sources. Monitor and control operating activities at geothermal power generation facilities and perform maintenance and repairs as necessary. Install, test, and maintain residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps.

SOC Code: 49-9099.01

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