Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

General Information

Description

Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit76.38%
  2. Self-employed13.77%
  3. State and local government6.12%
  4. Private, not for profit2.22%
  5. Federal government1.31%

Job Outlook

Employment of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 51,000 openings for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most 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

$56,330

State-by-state Salary

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$93,060
$35,730
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 43%
  • Some college 24%
  • Bachelor's degree 11%
  • Post baccalaureate 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • Associate's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
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