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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. Pay ranges from $11.77 per hour on the low end to $22.91 on the high end. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and geographic location are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although a little more than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,463 - $61,823
(Median)
$19K
$35K
$62K
MEDIAN: $34,628
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$11.77 - $22.91
(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
$19,463 - $61,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,883  
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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$24,675 - $53,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$15.16 - $31.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,883  
   
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).
)
$24,675 - $53,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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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 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

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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