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
$27,980
25th Percentile Wage
$33,020
50th Percentile Wage
$39,100
75th Percentile Wage
$48,490
90th Percentile Wage
$59,620

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 $59,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid solar photovoltaic installers is $27,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of solar photovoltaic installers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,1003.48%5.98%
201537,740-5.83%-
201439,9401.68%-
201339,2706.39%-
201236,760--

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

The average salaries of solar photovoltaic installers in 13 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 residential building construction industry with an annual salary $59,000. The lowest paying industry is the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry (annual salary $31,010). For detailed solar photovoltaic installer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Residential Building Construction
$59,000
Construction of Buildings
$49,060
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$39,710
Building Equipment Contractors
$39,660
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$39,600
Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,330
Nonresidential Building Construction
$38,670
Building Finishing Contractors
$38,140
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$36,980
Utility System Construction
$36,980
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$36,980
Roofing Contractors
$31,150
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$31,010

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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