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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Solar Photovoltaic Installer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,760
25th Percentile Wage
$33,700
50th Percentile Wage
$39,490
75th Percentile Wage
$49,610
90th Percentile Wage
$61,580

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 $61,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,760. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 114% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,490
0.63% 4.03%
2016
$39,240
3.59% -
2015
$37,830
-5.79% -
2014
$40,020
1.05% -
2013
$39,600
4.29% -
2012
$37,900
- -

Table 2. Solar Photovoltaic Installer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of solar photovoltaic installers in 7 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $57,970. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $30,620).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,600
Utilities
$49,010
Wholesale Trade
$41,010
Construction
$39,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,800
Manufacturing
$30,620

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 $31,650 to $67,440. The highest paying state for solar photovoltaic installers is Michigan with a median annual salary of $67,440. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $31,650. For more salary information of solar photovoltaic installers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Michigan
$67,440
Utah
$57,460
Oregon
$55,400
Massachusetts
$55,260
Hawaii
$54,150
Louisiana
$43,690
Nevada
$43,590
California
$41,550
Arizona
$41,260
New Mexico
$39,830
Colorado
$39,380
New York
$39,310
Texas
$39,140
New Jersey
$38,920
Tennessee
$37,970
Vermont
$37,670
Connecticut
$37,490
Ohio
$36,720
Idaho
$36,360
Maryland
$36,350
Iowa
$35,580
Pennsylvania
$35,370
North Carolina
$35,230
Missouri
$32,540
Florida
$31,650



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