All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $98,140
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $37.75
    Median: $47.21
    Experienced: $58.37
  • Growth (2014-2019)5%
  • Openings (2014-2019)97
  • Current Employment 3,381
  • Projected Employment 3,438
  • Typical Entry-level Education Bachelor's degree

Engineers, All Other

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Solar advisor model
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software
  • PV Optics
  • Simple Model of the Atmospheric Radiative Transfer of Sunshine (SMARTS)
  • Database user interface and query software
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Organization
  • Planning

occupational tasks

  • Conduct engineering site audits to collect structural, electrical and related site information for use in the design of residential or commercial solar power systems
  • Design or coordinate design of photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal systems, including system components, for residential and commercial buildings
  • Create checklists for review or inspection of completed solar installation projects
  • Create electrical single-line diagrams, panel schedules or connection diagrams for solar electric systems, using CAD software
  • Create plans for solar energy system development, monitoring and evaluation activities

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)