Salary for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

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These employees are required to maintain, install or assemble solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other areas. Their main duties are to measure, assemble or cut structural framing and perform minor electrical work. The work can be dangerous as solar PV workers must operate at extreme heights and use sharp electrical tools. To become a solar PV installer, there are no specific education requirements. Some employers want to hire new employees with high school diplomas or GEDs; others do not. The same goes for formal training. Some Solar PV Installer Managers wish to train on-site, while some would like to hire someone who has already had some training prior to working.

A Solar Photovoltaic Installer earns an average salary ranging from $32,590 - $64,600 depending on the level of education. can get an average wage of fourty-eight thousand and twenty dollars per annum.

can get the best compensation in New Jersey, where they get normal pay levels of about $87,030. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Utilities, which has normal pay levels of $79,610.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 32.14 percent nationwide in that time.


Solar Photovoltaic Installers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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