Fuel Cell Technology Workers
Fuel cell technology workers design, study, modify, and build fuel cell components or provide support to workers who do these tasks. Careers in the field range from technical positions, such as engineer and technician, to support jobs in sales, human resources, and clerical support. There are approximately 28,600 people employed in the U.S. fuel cell industry, according to the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Minimum Education Level
Salaries for fuel cell engineers ranged from $49,234 to $75,000 or more in 2019, according to SalaryList.com.
The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide salary information for fuel cell technology workers. It does provide salary data for engineers and technicians in all industries. It reports that engineers earned the following salary ranges by specialty in May 2018:
Fuel cell engineers usually have a central office from which they base their work, and these offices are typically quite pleasant, clean, and climate controlled. Engineers often have clerical, research, and technical staffs working for them at these offices.
Depending on their jobs, fuel cell technicians may work in the shop, in office areas, or in both. The type of plant facility depend...
Employment is expected to increase as more businesses emerge that develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain fuel cells. There will also be opportunities for businesses that produce and deliver the hydrogen and other fuels that are used in fuel cells. The stationary power generation segment of the industry is expected to experience especially strong growth in the near future.