Solar Energy System Installer Salary

A sizeable majority of Solar Energy System Installers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.61 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.94 per hour and $23.06. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Work is enjoyable for Solar Energy System Installers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,297 - $59,543
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$60K
MEDIAN: $36,926
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$11.94 - $23.06
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,297 - $59,543  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$25,306 - $52,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $23.06  
   
Overtime
$15.58 - $32.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$25,306 - $52,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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Job Description for Solar Energy System Installer

Solar energy system installers' main responsibility is to install solar equipment in residential and commercial buildings. They must make sure that the installation is done properly, as well as provide excellent customer service to the client. These installers generally work with a construction manager to make sure that the installed solar energy system will meet the client's expectations. Additionally, they must ensure that the warehouse and trucks they use are stocked properly, as well as work effectively in a team setting. They must also work effectively on their own with minimal supervision as well.

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Solar Energy System Installer Tasks

  • Prepare the site for the solar system, including cutting holes and connecting electrical wiring.
  • Assess placement site and measure for security and fit.
  • Assemble and install solar photovoltaic systems.
  • Test installed system for desired performance.

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Solar Energy System Installers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at SolarCity Corporation, where the median salary comes to $41K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($26K) and those starting out ($49K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

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Experience Affects Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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