$40,276
Avg. Salary
$16.34
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,957

Profit Sharing

$2,200

The average pay for a Solar Energy System Installer is $16.34 per hour.

The average pay for a Solar Energy System Installer is $40,276 per year.

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$0$63K
Salary $24,900 - $63,023
Bonus $49.66 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$27,031 - $53,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.66 - $22.64
Overtime $18.36 - $33.64
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $49.66 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$27,031 - $53,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 509

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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Q: What is it like working as a Solar Energy System Installer?

Solar Energy System Installer in Florida:
"Florida work life."
Pros: Perfect state for solar system on homes.
Cons: The weather during the summer.

Solar Energy System Installer in Rochester:
"Interesting."
Pros: Flexible schedule ,company vehicle.
Cons: I was laid off for 8 weeks and work is seasonal.

Solar Energy System Installer in Brattleboro:
"It's harder on your body than you percieve it to be."
If you want to get into the solar energy field, take classes through a reputable organization that has been around for a while (like Solar Energy International "SEI") and be prepared to always be learning and improving; if you're the kind of person who just wants to take a couple classes and then sit on the couch and watch TV after work, then this is NOT the job for you. Being a solar installer requires constant updates in your knowledge of current products and best practices for installation. Also be aware that being a solar installer is harder on the body than it appears, it's hell on your shoulders, back, knees, and ankles, and working outside in weather extremes (if you live in an area with 4 distinct seasons) is pretty difficult on both your body and your mind. That being said, it's a great field to be in, with plenty of room for advancement, and the best part, you're getting paid to help save the world!

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Key Stats for Solar Energy System Installer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Experienced
▲63%

Mid-Career
▲21%

National Average
$37,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Solar Energy System Installer Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲17%

Roofing Materials Installation
▲2%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▲2%

National Average
$37,000


Roofing
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 43%