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Average Salary for SolarCity Corporation Employees

An average SolarCity Corporation employee can expect to make $52K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for SolarCity Corporation employees is what you do at the company, though where you live and how long you've been working play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: SolarCity Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Solar Energy System Installer (6)
$25,746 - $53,814  
[-]Solar Energy System Installer (6)
Total Pay$25,746 - $53,814  
[+]Residential PV Systems Designer (5)
$33,919 - $87,199  
[+]Residential PV Systems Designer (5)
Salary$35,166 - $73,669  
Bonus$1,262 - $20,457  
Total Pay$33,919 - $87,199  
[+]Energy Efficiency Specialist (3)
$21,109 - $58,310  
[+]Energy Efficiency Specialist (3)
Total Pay$21,109 - $58,310  
[+]Warehouse Clerk (3)
$20,259 - $40,828  
[+]Warehouse Clerk (3)
Total Pay$20,259 - $40,828  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Environmental Health & Safety Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $96K per year — though Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Design Engineers, Residential PV Systems Designers, and Contract Analysts also do fairly well at about $50K, approximately $50K, and $35K, respectively.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $93K annually) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; San Diego, Calif. ($80K), San Francisco, Calif. ($72K), and San Mateo, Calif. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. Las Vegas, Nev. ranks low on the pay scale — at $34K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $93K per year) in Arizona.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $85K annually. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $48K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $145K annually. Becoming a Certified Safety Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $96K on average. SolarCity Corporation workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning about $45K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Legal Compliance; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $108K per year. A garden variety skill at SolarCity Corporation is Microsoft Office; one in seven of SolarCity Corporation's people use it regularly. Microsoft Excel, AutoCAD, and Customer Relationship Management were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three survey participants receive paid vacation and sick leave. SolarCity Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. SolarCity Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as stock options, a casual working environment, life insurance, and free drinks.

Key Stats for SolarCity Corporation


31 %
69 %
$29,799 - $68,748
$31,123 - $97,959
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
$32,500 - $67,407
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