Solar Energy System Installer Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Solar Energy System Installer is $15.44 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Solar Energy System Installer Total Pay (?
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$19,463 - $62,281
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,629
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Solar Energy System Installer Total Pay (?
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$11.74 - $22.99
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,463 - $62,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,737  
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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$24,508 - $56,062  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $22.99  
   
Overtime
$14.92 - $33.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,737  
   
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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$24,508 - $56,062  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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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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Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Denver
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National Average
$34,000
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Experience Affects Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%
Mid-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 45%
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