Solar Photovoltaic Installers

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.37%
  2. Self-employed3.77%
  3. Private, not for profit3.72%
  4. State and local government0.15%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of solar photovoltaic installers is projected to grow 52 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 2,300 openings for solar photovoltaic installers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$46,470

State-by-state Salary

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$58,580
$31,440
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 55%
  • Associate's degree 16%
  • Post-secondary certificate 14%
  • Less than high school 12%
  • Some college 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language
  • Design

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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