Solar Energy System Installer Salary

Male Solar Energy System Installers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.17 per hour in the United States. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by geography and the individual firm. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,368 - $71,488
$24K
$40K
$71K
MEDIAN: $40,409
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$12.86 - $22.49
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$0$71K
Salary $24,368 - $71,488
Bonus $9.21 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
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$27,154 - $53,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.86 - $22.49
Overtime $19.62 - $33.78
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $9.21 - $9,933
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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$27,154 - $53,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 289

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Solar Energy System Installer


Although SolarCity Corporation heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $39K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $25K to $51K.

Popular Skills for Solar Energy System Installer


Professional skills reported by Solar Energy System Installers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, Roofing Materials Installation, Electronic Equipment Installation, and Solar Energy / Solar Power are correlated to pay that is above average. Roofing Materials Installation and Solar Energy / Solar Power are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Solar Energy System Installer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Solar Energy System Installer?

Solar Energy System Installer in Rochester:
"Interesting."
Pros: Flexible schedule ,company vehicle.
Cons: I was laid off for 8 weeks and work is seasonal.

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Key Stats for Solar Energy System Installer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Experienced
▲64%

Mid-Career
▲22%

National Average
$36,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲18%

Roofing Materials Installation
▲3%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▲3%


Roofing
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 45%
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