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 will normally receive an average salary ranging between 32000 to 48000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Solar Photovoltaic Installers will normally get a wage of Forty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per annum.

Solar Photovoltaic Installers obtain the highest salaries in New York, which has an average pay rate of close to $71030. People holding these jobs receive the best pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can earn normal pay levels of $57870.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.80 percent nationwide in that time.
Solar Photovoltaic Installers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $57,870
Other Services (except Public Administration) $49,620
Construction $48,970
Manufacturing $47,410
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $45,480
Wholesale Trade $44,340
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39,740
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,600
Wholesale Trade $44,340
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $45,480
Manufacturing $47,410
Construction $48,970