Solar Energy System Installer Salary

The average rate for a Solar Energy System Installer is $15.72 per hour. A skill in Electronic Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
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$24,000 - $60,678
$24K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,524
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$12.18 - $21.76
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MEDIAN: $15.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,000 - $60,678  
   
Bonus
$428.75 - $9,814  
Total Pay (?
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$26,008 - $51,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $21.76  
   
Overtime
$17.59 - $32.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$428.75 - $9,814  
   
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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$26,008 - $51,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301

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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

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

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Key Stats for Solar Energy System Installer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Experienced
▲66%

Mid-Career
▲24%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲20%

Roofing Materials Installation
▲5%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▲4%


Roofing
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 43%