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Solar Photovoltaic Installer Salary Information

The salary statistics of solar photovoltaic installers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of solar photovoltaic installers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The solar photovoltaic installers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Solar Photovoltaic Installer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,970
25th Percentile Wage
$33,050
50th Percentile Wage
$39,240
75th Percentile Wage
$48,850
90th Percentile Wage
$60,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for solar photovoltaic installers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) solar photovoltaic installers is $60,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,970. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 116% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,2403.59%3.41%
201537,830-5.79%-
201440,0201.05%-
201339,6004.29%-
201237,900--

Table 2. Solar Photovoltaic Installer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of solar photovoltaic installers in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for solar photovoltaic installers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $59,500. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $39,100).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,970
Construction
$39,100

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Solar Photovoltaic Installers by States

From the above tables we note that not only solar photovoltaic installers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of solar photovoltaic installers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,260 to $50,240. The highest paying state for solar photovoltaic installers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $50,240. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $30,260. For more salary information of solar photovoltaic installers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$50,240
Colorado
$47,390
Nevada
$43,520
Massachusetts
$42,400
New Jersey
$42,380
California
$42,340
Arizona
$41,260
Oregon
$39,710
New York
$38,680
Tennessee
$37,970
Maryland
$36,350
Vermont
$36,230
Pennsylvania
$35,370
North Carolina
$34,750
Florida
$30,260



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