When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $115K annually) can be spotted in Fremont, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah ($85K), San Rafael, Calif. (about $81K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($35K) in Los Angeles, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Utah, where the average SolarCity Corporation employee makes approximately $70K per year.
Technical Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $75K annually — though Senior Technical Support Analysts, Technical Sourcers, and Recruiting Coordinators also do fairly well at $69K, about $60K, and around $53K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at SolarCity Corporation are Inside Sales Representatives — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $26K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at SolarCity Corporation for between five and 10 years earn $81K per year on average. The largest slice of the SolarCity Corporation workforce (43 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $52K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $115K per year. Earning a First Aid Administrator certification garners significant financial rewards of $37K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE); SolarCity Corporation awards $120K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $74K per year. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to an eighth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management, and Recruiting are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at SolarCity Corporation; the company rewards only a third of workers with paid vacation time and only 23 percent with sick leave. The larger part of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At SolarCity Corporation, most survey participants have health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, stock options, free drinks, and life insurance.