Salary for Solar Energy Systems Engineers

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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 will normally get a pay level of $55,360 to $166,050 depending on tenure and industry expertise. get salaries of one hundred and seven thousand and sixty dollars yearly.

are compensated the highest in District of Columbia, which has an average salary rate of approximately $139,050. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they earn an average job salary of $128,070.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.78 percent nationwide in that time.


Solar Energy Systems Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services