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Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $109,354
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $17.22
    Median: $20.49
    Experienced: $23.72
  • Growth (2014-2019)8%
  • Openings (2014-2019)5
  • Current Employment 163
  • Projected Employment 169
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Solar installation
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Roofing
  • Solar panels
  • Inverters
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Writing
  • Positive Disposition
  • Organization

occupational tasks

  • Install photovoltaic (PV) systems in accordance with codes and standards using drawings, schematics and instructions
  • Assemble solar modules, panels or support structures, as specified
  • Apply weather sealing to array, building or support mechanisms
  • Determine appropriate sizes, ratings, and locations for all system overcurrent devices, disconnect devices, grounding equipment and surge suppression equipment
  • Install module array interconnect wiring, implementing measures to disable arrays during installation

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)