Solar Energy System Installer Salary

Men account for the majority of Solar Energy System Installers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.42 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.77 per hour and $23.13. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Solar Energy System Installers. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over a half report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,300 - $61,277

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$11.77 - $23.13

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,300 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
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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$24,783 - $52,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $23.13  
   
Overtime
$14.99 - $31.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
   
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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$24,783 - $52,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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 21%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 45%
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