When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $115K per year) can be spotted in Fremont, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah ($85K), San Francisco, Calif. ($79K), and San Mateo, Calif. (around $61K) are the next top-paying cities. Roseville, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $25K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Utah, where the average SolarCity Corporation employee makes $70K annually.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $82K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (45 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $50K annually on average.
Technical Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $75K per year on average; Senior Technical Support Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to $69K, followed by Technical Sourcers earning around $60K and Residential PV Systems Designers making about $45K. Near the bottom at SolarCity Corporation are Documentation Specialists, pulling in an average of just $25K.
Certifications and Degrees
First Aid Administrators have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $37K annually. SolarCity Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) — these employees rake in $120K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $75K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the SolarCity Corporation workforce; approximately one-eighth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about a third of workers receiving paid vacation and just over a fifth of workers receiving sick leave. The larger part of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, stock options, free drinks, and life insurance.