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Geothermal Technicians

Other names for this job might include Control Operator, Control Room Operator (CRO), Geothermal Field Technician, Geothermal HVAC Technician (Geothermal Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Technician), Geothermal Installer, Geothermal System Installer, Geothermal Technician, Ground Source Heat Pump Technician (GSHP Technician), Instrument and Controls Technician (I & C Technician), Instrumentation and Electrical Technician (I & E Technician)

  • $41810
  • 67%
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How Much Do Geothermal Technicians Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Geothermal Technicians make.

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Average salary

Annual salary
$41810 per year
Hourly wage
$20.100 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Geothermal Technicians make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Geothermal Technicians is $41810. Their salary can also be as low as $22580 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $64560 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $20.100 and can range from $10.860 to $31.040 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Geothermal Technician will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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This compares the salary of all careers and we give them a rank of A, B, C or D depending on how high or low is their average salary.

After comparing how much do Geothermal Technicians make with other careers, they have a salary rank of C.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$31.040$64560
Senior (Top 25%)$24.940$51880
Middle (Mid 50%)$18.500$38480
Junior (Bottom 25%)$13.850$28820
No experience (Bottom 10%)$10.860$22580

Entry-level Geothermal Technicians who starts out at $28820 can expect to make $38480 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $10.860 per hour while the top 10% makes over $31.040 per hour.

While the median wage is $38480 per annum or $18.500 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Pipeline Transportation38.7280530
Natural Gas Distribution35.7374310
Metal Ore Mining33.5169690
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)33.4869640
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned33.4869640
Mining (except Oil and Gas)32.8568320
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution31.5865680
Postal Service (federal government)31.2464970
Basic Chemical Manufacturing2960320
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing28.4159090
Air Transportation28.2558750
Lessors of Real Estate28.1558550
Scheduled Air Transportation27.8257870
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing27.5957390
Ship and Boat Building26.2754640
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing26.154280
Waste Treatment and Disposal25.8853840
Federal government, including the US Postal Service25.8353740
Rail Transportation25.7553560
Federal Executive Branch25.6853420
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers25.452840
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing25.3852780
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing25.0452080
Federal, State, and Local Government25.0252050
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.0252050
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.851590
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing24.7151390
Testing Laboratories24.6351230
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing24.5751110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.2550440
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.0950100
Cable and Other Subscription Programming23.9449800
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned23.8249550
Chemical Manufacturing23.7249330
Machinery Manufacturing23.6649210
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences23.5949070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services23.5448960
Broadcasting (except Internet)23.3748620
Real Estate23.3748610
Other Food Manufacturing23.2448330
Water Transportation23.1948230
Educational Services, Privately owned23.1848210
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing23.1748190
Scientific Research and Development Services23.1648170
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing23.1448120
Support Activities for Water Transportation23.0848010
Transportation and Warehousing23.0647960
Rooming and Boarding Houses23.0247890
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction2347850
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned23.0147850
Casino Hotels2347850
Support Activities for Air Transportation2347840
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing22.9647760
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.8347490
Engineering Services22.747210
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing22.6547110
Beverage Manufacturing22.6547110
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing22.647000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services22.647000
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services22.5846970
Security Systems Services22.5546910
Investigation and Security Services22.5546900
Educational Services, Local government owned22.3946570
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing22.1946160
Electronics and Appliance Stores22.1846140
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance22.1546070
Support Activities for Transportation22.0445850
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing22.0345810
Communications Equipment Manufacturing21.9945750
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing21.9445630
Amusement Parks and Arcades21.9345610
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers21.8945530
Accommodation and Food Services21.8945530
Performing Arts Companies21.8345400
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing21.845340
Nonresidential Building Construction21.7745290
Spectator Sports21.6545030
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.6445010
Management of Companies and Enterprises21.4744660
Hardware Manufacturing21.4344580
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing21.4344580
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing21.3744450
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing21.3344370
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers21.2244150
Traveler Accommodation21.1543990
Gambling Industries21.1143910
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)21.0743820
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing20.9943660
Primary Metal Manufacturing20.943470
Food Manufacturing20.8843440
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)20.7543170
Other Telecommunications20.6943030
Other Wood Product Manufacturing20.6843010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.6743000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned20.6642970
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)20.6142870
Business Support Services20.5942820
Hospitals, Privately owned20.5942820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services20.5642760
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers20.5542750
Wood Product Manufacturing20.4942630
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.4742590
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.4142460
Junior colleges, Local government owned20.3442300
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers20.2742170
State government, including schools and hospitals20.2642140
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing20.2242060
Forging and Stamping20.1741960
Ambulatory Health Care Services20.1141840
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors20.0941790
Support Activities for Mining20.0541710
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities20.0541710
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance20.0441680
Other Support Services20.0241640
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.9941580
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)19.9841560
Building Equipment Contractors19.9741540
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions19.9541490
Finance and Insurance19.8841340
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing19.841180
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing19.7941160
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors19.7441060
Machine Shops19.7241020
Construction of Buildings19.6640900
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities19.6240800
Facilities Support Services19.5540670
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing19.5240600
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services19.5240600
All industries19.4240400
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing19.4240400
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing19.2540040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.1739870
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing19.139720
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods19.0239560
Repair and Maintenance1939530
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers18.9639440
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.8739240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)18.8639220
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.8539210
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)18.8539210
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned18.8539210
Department Stores18.839110
Social Assistance18.839110
Gasoline Stations18.7939090
Waste Management and Remediation Services18.7939090
Freight Transportation Arrangement18.7839070
General Merchandise Stores18.7839060
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers18.7639020
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing18.7538990
Building Finishing Contractors18.7238930
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing18.7138920
Wholesale Trade18.7138910
Furniture Stores18.738900
Warehousing and Storage18.6938870
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing18.6838860
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.6638820
All industries, private ownership only18.6338760
Activities Related to Real Estate18.6138720
Miscellaneous Manufacturing18.638700
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing18.5838640
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.5738620
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction18.5538590
Direct Selling Establishments18.5538590
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers18.5338540
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries18.5138510
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing18.5138490
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services18.4838440
Nonstore Retailers18.4738430
Administrative and Support Services18.4838430
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers18.4638400
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores18.438270
Personal and Laundry Services18.3938240
Health and Personal Care Stores18.3738210
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction18.338060
Specialty Trade Contractors18.2237900
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods18.1837820
Utility System Construction18.1137670
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers18.137650
Telephone Call Centers18.0137460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing17.9237270
Other Personal Services17.8837200
Textile Furnishings Mills17.8637150
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors17.7336870
Wired Telecommunications Carriers17.6636740
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.6636720
General Rental Centers17.6336660
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services17.5636530
Automobile Dealers17.5536510
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers17.5236450
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.5136430
Building Material and Supplies Dealers17.436200
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores17.3936180
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses17.3736130
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers17.3636120
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing17.3636110
Water, Sewage and Other Systems17.2635900
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance17.2235810
Residential Building Construction17.2135790
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.1135590
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events17.0735500
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance16.9935340
Rental and Leasing Services16.9835320
Educational Services, State government owned16.935160
Automotive Repair and Maintenance16.8435020
Other Specialty Trade Contractors16.8134960
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned16.7534840
Animal Slaughtering and Processing16.7234780
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance16.6934720
Home Furnishings Stores16.6534630
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.5534430
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair16.5334380
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing16.4734250
Plastics Product Manufacturing16.4734250
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing16.4434190
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers16.4234160
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores16.4234160
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing16.434110
Printing and Related Support Activities16.3333970
Textile Product Mills16.3133920
Retail Trade16.2133720
Specialized Design Services16.1833650
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers16.1433570
General Freight Trucking16.0433360
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing16.0433360
Computer Systems Design and Related Services15.9533180
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation15.8632980
Truck Transportation15.8532970
Specialized Freight Trucking15.832870
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations15.7532760
Miscellaneous Store Retailers15.732660
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers15.732660
Services to Buildings and Dwellings15.6832610
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries15.5132270
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations15.4132060
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers15.3231870
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers15.231610
Other Textile Product Mills15.1931600
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries15.1931590
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation14.8230820
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers14.6430440
Consumer Goods Rental14.630360
Landscaping Services14.5530260
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores14.4930150
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores14.2929730
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores14.2929730
Sporting Goods Stores14.1729470
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services14.1229370
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors14.1229360
Food and Beverage Stores14.0829280
Civic and Social Organizations13.8928880
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing13.7628610
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers12.8426710
Support Activities for Road Transportation12.5926200
Used Merchandise Stores12.2425450

Not all industries pay the same for Geothermal Technicians.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Geothermal Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at AK may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Geothermal Technicians are in the states of AK, HI, NV, WA and IL. The average salary in AK is $72430.

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