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Highest Paying Industries for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

The top 21 highest paying industries for solar photovoltaic installers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $61,270, utilities is the highest paying industry for solar photovoltaic installers. It is followed by residential building construction industry (average annual salary $43,930). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of solar photovoltaic installers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 21 Highest Paying Industries for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Utilities
$61,270
30
2 Residential Building Construction
$43,930
140
3 Construction of Buildings
$43,550
140
4 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$41,520
2,270
5 Manufacturing
$40,980
n/a
6 Building Equipment Contractors
$40,340
3,690
7 Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,970
4,130
8 Construction
$39,940
4,610
9 Roofing Contractors
$39,850
n/a
10 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,340
n/a
11 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$39,180
n/a
12 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$38,910
180
13 Wholesale Trade
$38,910
180
14 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$38,750
340
15 Utility System Construction
$38,750
340
16 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$38,750
340
17 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$38,570
1,410
18 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$38,280
n/a
19 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$38,240
n/a
20 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$36,610
n/a
21 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$34,360
40
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