Salary for Solar Energy Systems Engineers

Also known as:  Corrosion Control Engineer, Mathematical Engineer, Optical Engineer, Ordnance Engineer, Photonics Engineer, Salvage Engineer

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Solar energy systems engineers evaluate the needs of residential, commercial and industrial structures, and develop solar power and heating systems to meet these energy demands. These professionals combine knowledge of electrical engineering, thermodynamics, structural engineering, and local weather patterns to determine the most cost-efficient and productive solution for their clients. Competency in the operation of occupation-specific technology and design software may be required for this field. Licensing or certification may also be necessary.

A Solar Energy Systems Engineer gets wages between 64000 to 96000 based on level of experience. Solar Energy Systems Engineers earn a salary of Eighty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred dollars yearly.

Solar Energy Systems Engineers receive the highest compensation in the District of Columbia, where they receive normal pay levels of approximating $116420. Professionals that work in this career can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they earn average pay of $103380.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.55 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Solar Energy Systems Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $103,380
Public Administration $102,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $99,720
Information $90,790
Manufacturing $89,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $88,720
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $67,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $71,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $72,810
Construction $74,750
Retail Trade $75,920
Finance and Insurance $79,140
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