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 $15.39 per hour in the United States. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.75 per hour and $22.58. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but geography and the specific company are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,161 - $61,823
(Median)
$22K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $35,991
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$11.75 - $22.58
(Median)
$12
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,161 - $61,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$24,747 - $53,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $22.58  
   
Overtime
$15.22 - $31.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$24,747 - $53,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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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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Experience Affects Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 51%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 45%
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