2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Solar PV Installers assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Solar Photovoltaic Installers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $32,590 to $37,860 per year or $16 to $18 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Solar Photovoltaic Installers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$31||$64,600|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$27||$55,760|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$22||$46,470|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$18||$37,860|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$16||$32,590|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Solar Photovoltaic Installer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like HI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at HI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Solar PV Installers are in the states of HI, OR, TX, NY and MA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||$50410||$24.24|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||$50290||$24.18|
|Utility System Construction||$49210||$23.66|
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution||$48850||$23.49|
|Building Equipment Contractors||$48560||$23.35|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||$44610||$21.45|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods||$40520||$19.48|
|Residential Building Construction||$33040||$15.89|