Average Solar Energy System Installer Hourly Pay

$17.18
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$1,600
Bonus
$4,550
Commission
$1,017
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The average hourly pay for a Solar Energy System Installer is $17.18.
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$13.17
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$17.18
90%
$23.84
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $24
Bonus
$49 - $10,332
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,000
Commission
$0 - $4,550
Total Pay
$28,237 - $56,003
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What Do Solar Energy System Installers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Solar Energy System Installer

4 out of 5
(68)
Highly Satisfied
5Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Solar Energy System Installer

The top respondents for the job title Solar Energy System Installer are from the companies SolarCity Corporation, SunRun and Tesla Motors. Reported salaries are highest at Tesla Motors where the average pay is $19.00. SunRun pays the lowest at around $17.53.

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What Are Popular Skills for Solar Energy System Installers?

Skills in Solar Energy / Solar Power, Roofing Materials Installation, Electronic Equipment Installation, Systems Troubleshooting and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Solar Energy System Installers?

An entry-level Solar Energy System Installer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.60 based on 36 salaries. An early career Solar Energy System Installer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.13 based on 298 salaries. A mid-career Solar Energy System Installer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.00 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Solar Energy System Installer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.96 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Solar Energy System Installer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (4.8% more) and Sacramento, California (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (21.4% less), Denver, Colorado (2.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 408 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Early Career
73.0%
Mid Career
12.7%
Experienced
4.2%
Late Career
1.2%