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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of solar photovoltaic installers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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|
|New Mexico|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |