Solar Photovoltaic Installer Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of solar photovoltaic installers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare solar photovoltaic installer salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,880
25th Percentile Wage
$33,700
50th Percentile Wage
$39,290
75th Percentile Wage
$49,130
90th Percentile Wage
$60,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for solar photovoltaic installers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) solar photovoltaic installers is $60,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid solar photovoltaic installers is $28,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of solar photovoltaic installers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,290
0.48% 6.44%
2016
$39,100
3.48% -
2015
$37,740
-5.83% -
2014
$39,940
1.68% -
2013
$39,270
6.39% -
2012
$36,760
- -

Compare Solar Photovoltaic Installer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of solar photovoltaic installers in 14 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for solar photovoltaic installer occupations is the building finishing contractors industry with an annual salary $44,010. The lowest paying industry is the roofing contractors industry (annual salary $32,230). For detailed solar photovoltaic installer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Building Finishing Contractors
$44,010
Residential Building Construction
$43,910
Construction of Buildings
$41,160
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$40,180
Building Equipment Contractors
$39,450
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$39,290
Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,260
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$39,090
Utility System Construction
$38,990
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$38,990
Nonresidential Building Construction
$38,460
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$38,140
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$32,250
Roofing Contractors
$32,230

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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