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What is a Fuel Cell Technician?

Fuel Cell Technician Definition Install, operate, or maintain integrated fuel cell systems in transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

List of Fuel Cell Technician Job Duties

  • Build fuel cell prototypes, following engineering specifications.
  • Test fuel cells or fuel cell stacks, using complex electronic equipment.
  • Collect or maintain fuel cell test data.
  • Perform electrochemical performance or durability testing of solid oxide fuel cells.
  • Document or analyze fuel cell test data, using spreadsheets or other computer software.
  • Calibrate equipment used for fuel cell testing.

Types of Fuel Cell Technician

  • Fuel Cell Assembler
  • Alternative Energy Technician
  • Fuel Cell Battery Technician
  • Fuel Cell Technician

Fuel Cell Technician Employment Estimates

In the United States, there were 76,800 jobs for Fuel Cell Technician in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5.2% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,000 new jobs for Fuel Cell Technician by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 7,100 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Fuel Cell Technicians in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Fuel Cell Technician are Utah, Nevada, and Connecticut. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, West Virginia, or South Dakota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Fuel Cell Technician Salary

The typical yearly salary for Fuel Cell Technicians is somewhere between $36,120 and $98,720.

Salary Ranges for Fuel Cell Technicians

Fuel Cell Technicians who work in District of Columbia, Maryland, or Maine, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Fuel Cell Technicians in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $59,380
Alaska $71,850
Arizona $59,210
Arkansas $60,310
California $71,420
Colorado $63,590
Connecticut $64,510
Delaware $51,380
District of Columbia $92,600
Florida $58,860
Georgia $59,830
Hawaii $76,070
Idaho $55,540
Illinois $63,760
Indiana $58,450
Iowa $57,620
Kansas $65,870
Kentucky $58,880
Louisiana $59,930
Maine $79,670
Maryland $84,790
Massachusetts $64,220
Michigan $64,270
Minnesota $57,440
Mississippi $60,500
Missouri $59,830
Montana $59,810
Nebraska $57,630
Nevada $71,330
New Hampshire $57,730
New Jersey $75,380
New Mexico $78,160
New York $63,780
North Carolina $63,600
North Dakota $75,030
Ohio $61,060
Oklahoma $63,790
Oregon $56,890
Pennsylvania $57,210
Rhode Island $73,240
South Carolina $70,820
South Dakota $51,110
Tennessee $57,800
Texas $66,630
Utah $56,480
Vermont $58,960
Virginia $77,280
Washington $74,810
West Virginia $70,550
Wisconsin $58,780
Wyoming $67,110

Tools & Technologies Used by Fuel Cell Technicians

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Fuel Cell Technicians:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data acquisition software

Where Fuel Cell Technicians Are Employed

Fuel Cell Technician Sectors

The table below shows the approximate number of Fuel Cell Technicians employed by various industries.

Fuel Cell Technician Industries

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