The average pay for a Solar Energy Systems Designer is $43,150 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. A skill in AutoCAD is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,080 - $62,247
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$32K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,149
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$14.03 - $24.55
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,080 - $62,247  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $11,125  
Profit Sharing
$16,705  
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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$31,001 - $64,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $24.55  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $11,125  
   
Profit Sharing
$16,705  
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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$31,001 - $64,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Solar Energy Systems Designer

A solar energy systems designer is a professional in alternate energy who designs solar panel collection systems, including the way they deliver and modulate energy to homes, businesses and industrial enterprises. The designer normally uses a variety of calculations that incorporate expected solar cell energy collection, the power it can deliver and the means by which it can deliver power. The designer then recommends ways to optimize energy usage to take advantage of solar energy. Solar energy systems designers must work with clients to assess their existing power needs and investigate opportunities to reduce or mitigate this power usage. They also gather as much climactic data as possible to perform calculations and analysis on solar power expectancy, and then determine the needed amount and placement of solar panels.

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Solar Energy Systems Designer Tasks

  • Assess sites, taking detailed measurements and recommending placement of systems in compliance with codes.
  • Design to mitigate environmental impacts from wind, storage/transfer of power, and other factors.
  • Build and install solar systems, including sizing, energy storage, and transformer design.
  • Create documentation like permits, bills of materials, and cost estimates.

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Experience Affects Solar Energy Systems Designer Salaries


National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Solar Energy Systems Designer Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 12%

autodesk autocad
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National Average
$43,000

Solar Energy / Solar Power
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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