When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($93K per year) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; San Francisco, Calif. ($75K), San Diego, Calif. (about $73K), and San Mateo, Calif. (approximately $60K) are the next top-paying cities. Las Vegas, Nev. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $36K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Arizona, where salaries average out at $93K annually.
Environmental Health & Safety Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $96K per year — though Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Design Engineers, Residential PV Systems Designers, and Customer Care Specialists also do fairly well at $50K, $49K, and approximately $40K, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $85K annually. Overall, the greater share of SolarCity Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $50K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Safety Professionals, who make approximately $96K annually. On average, salaries rise to around $78K per year for accredited Comptia A+ Service Technicians.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Training Program Development; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $100K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Relationship Management; close to an eighth deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
SolarCity Corporation lets only one in three employees take paid vacation and only a quarter of employees take sick leave. To plan for old age, a majority of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and a large number of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include stock options, a casual working environment, life insurance, and free drinks.