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Solar Energy System Installer Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Solar Energy System Installers (just under one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $34K. Compensation ranges from $11.85 per hour on the lower end to $22.10 on the higher end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, just over a half have medical insurance and about one in three receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Solar Energy System Installers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,243 - $64,063
(Median)
$19K
$33K
$64K
MEDIAN: $33,432
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$11.85 - $22.10
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$19,243 - $64,063  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,643  
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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$24,771 - $54,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $22.10  
   
Overtime
$15.04 - $32.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,643  
   
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).
)
$24,771 - $54,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 45%