Men represent the vast majority of Solar Energy System Installers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.79 per hour nationwide. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Most Solar Energy System Installers report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,791 - $59,180
$24K
$37K
$59K
MEDIAN: $37,212
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$12.16 - $21.98
$12
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MEDIAN: $15.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,791 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$430.63 - $9,787  
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$25,908 - $51,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $21.98  
   
Overtime
$17.42 - $32.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$430.63 - $9,787  
   
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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$25,908 - $51,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 313

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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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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 $38K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $25K to $51K.

Popular Skills for Solar Energy System Installer


Job skills reported by Solar Energy System Installers are limited. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, Roofing, Roofing Materials Installation, and Electronic Equipment Installation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 20 percent. Those with knowledge of Roofing Materials Installation tend to be skilled in Solar Energy / Solar Power as well.

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Key Stats for Solar Energy System Installer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
077
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 66%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 20%

Roofing
up arrow 5%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 4%

Electronic Equipment Installation
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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