Solar Installer

Job description

Solar installers assemble, install and maintain solar photovoltaic systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics, which may include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules.

They also determine appropriate sizes, ratings and locations for all system overcurrent devices, disconnect devices, grounding equipment and surge suppression, in addition to applying weather sealing to array, building or support mechanisms.

Learn about the Solar Energy Technology diploma

Similar Job Titles

  • Photovoltaic Design and Installation Technician
  • Solar Designer
  • Solar Technician

Median Pay:

$18.98 hourly; $39,490 annually

Salary Range:

The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,760, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $61,580.*

Projected Growth:

105% from 2016-2026

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Solar Photovoltaic Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/solar-photovoltaic-installers.htm (visited June 19, 2018).