Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Training Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Solar photovoltaic installers need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Solar photovoltaic installers
Percent
Less than High School 19.6
High School 42.6
Some College 23.7
Associates Degree 6.1
Bachelors Degree 7.6
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

This represents about 5,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more solar photovoltaic installers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Hourly Income

On average,solar photovoltaic installers make $20.43 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Solar photovoltaic installers $13.45 $15.89 $18.87 $23.48 $29.12
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, solar photovoltaic installers make $42,500 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Solar photovoltaic installers $27,970 $33,050 $39,240 $48,850 $60,570
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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