Average Salary for SolarCity Corporation Employees

Compensation for SolarCity Corporation employees tends to be around $53K per year. SolarCity Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though geography and your role at the company are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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SolarCity Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: SolarCity Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Solar Energy System Installer (4)
$25,491 - $57,233  
[-]Solar Energy System Installer (4)
Total Pay$25,491 - $57,233  
[+]Electrician (2)
$37,100 - $96,382  
[+]Electrician (2)
Total Pay$37,100 - $96,382  
[+]Accounts Payable Specialist (2)
$25,463 - $40,803  
[+]Accounts Payable Specialist (2)
Total Pay$25,463 - $40,803  
[+]Project Coordinator, (Unknown Type / General) (2)
$22,711 - $46,462  
[+]Project Coordinator, (Unknown Type / General) (2)
Total Pay$22,711 - $46,462  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $67K. The largest slice of the SolarCity Corporation workforce (46 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns $48K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K per year) can be spotted in San Jose; New York (about $80K), San Francisco (around $67K), and San Mateo (approximately $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Las Vegas ranks low on the pay scale — at $34K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is about $80K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Residential PV Systems Designers — their earnings average $57K. Warehouse Managers are a close second at approximately $48K along with Contract Analysts ($35K) and Energy Advisors (around $28K).

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $145K. Acquiring certification to be a Comptia A+ Service Technician is rewarded at $78K per year. SolarCity Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in around $50K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Windows Support among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $80K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, around one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Inventory Management, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of workers at SolarCity Corporation enjoy paid vacation time, and just two in five workers can take sick leave. To plan for old age, a fair portion of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of workers, and for a solid majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include stock options, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats for SolarCity Corporation


24 %
76 %
$45,000 - $135,000
$30,067 - $81,389
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
$25,342 - $68,784

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