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Solar Energy / Solar Power Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Solar Energy / Solar Power Engineer is $60,074 per year.
$39,996 - $100,000
MEDIAN: $60,073

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$39,996 - $100,000  
$0.00 - $15,205  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$30,913 - $127,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Solar Energy / Solar Power Engineer

Solar energy/solar power engineers are in growing demand. Industrialized nations are moving the way of green energy as they are trying to reduce negative impacts on the environment. Because of this, many more jobs for solar energy/solar power engineers are becoming available today.


Solar Energy / Solar Power Engineer Tasks

  • Create plans for solar energy system development, as well as monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Design photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal systems, including system components.
  • Perform site-specific audits to collect structural, electrical and related information for use in the design of residential, commercial, or industrial solar power systems.
  • May utilize computer simulations of solar power generation performance or production to optimize efficiency.

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 17%