Solar Installer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for solar installers is 31 years. The solar installer workforce reached a whopping 8,735 in 2020!

Among solar installers, we discovered that 7.0% of them are women, while 89.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among solar installers is White, which makes up 50.3% of all solar installers. Comparatively, there are 35.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Solar installers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, solar installers are more likely to find a job in the construction industry.

From where do we know all information about solar installer demographics? We analyzed 2,533 solar installers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Solar Installer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as solar installers. Keep reading to find out what the results for solar installers were.

Solar Installer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among solar installers is White, which makes up 50.3% of all solar installers. Comparatively, there are 35.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 50.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 34.9%
  • Black or African American, 7.9%
  • Asian, 4.0%
  • Unknown, 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Solar Installers

The chart below shows that 94.2% of solar installers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 3.8% and Russian is the third-most popular at 1.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 94.2%
  • German, 3.8%
  • Russian, 1.9%

Most Common Degree for Solar Installer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for solar installers. The most common degree for solar installers is high school diploma. In fact, 43% of solar installers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 14% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 12%.

Job Title
  • Certificate degree, 37%
  • High School Diploma degree, 27%
  • Bachelors degree, 13%
  • Associate degree, 12%
  • Other Degrees, 11%

Number Of Years On The Job For Solar Installer

By looking over 2,533 solar installers resumes, we figured out that the average solar installer enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 49%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Solar Installer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of solar installer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of solar installers is 20-30 years old, which represents 47% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Solar Installers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, water softener installer and insulation worker have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Composition Floor Setter34%66%
Solar Installer89%7%
Gas Fitter97%3%
Insulation Worker97%2%
Water Softener Installer97%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Water Softener Installer
Insulation Worker
Gas Fitter
Solar Installer
Composition Floor Setter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Solar Installers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to solar installers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Aircraft Metalsmith2.85%
Industrial Roofer3.93%
Lighting Equipment Operator5.55%
Flooring Installer6.99%
Irrigation System Installer7.62%
Lead Painter9.34%
Solar Installer11.06%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Solar Installer?

male-income
Male Income
$33,750
female-income
Female Income
$30,893

Solar Installer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$36,131
$34,624
$33,117
$31,611
$30,104
$28,598
$27,091
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Solar Installer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$34,624
Some College/ Associate Degree$35,538
Bachelor's Degree$36,274

Solar Installer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

    $37,532
    $36,274
    $35,016
    $33,758
    $32,500
    $31,243
    $29,985
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Solar Installer Heatmaps

    Where Do Solar Installers Earn The Most?

    The map here shows where solar installers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

    Average Salary

    Where Are Solar Installers Located?

    By looking through more than 2,533 resumes, we found that the most popular places for solar installers are CA, Fresno and CA, San Diego.

    Number of Solar Installers

    Solar Installer Employment Statistics

    This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ solar installers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most solar installers is the construction industry.

    Company Size

    We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire solar installers.

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    < 50 employees

    50 - 100 employees

    100 - 500 employees

    500 - 1,000 employees

    1,000 - 10,000 employees

    > 10,000

    The Types Of Companies Solar Installer Work In

    Employees with the solar installer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most solar installers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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    Private

    Public

    Industry Concentration

    Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ solar installers. Those industries include construction, professional and energy.

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    Construction

    Professional

    Energy

    Technology

    Fortune 500

    Solar Installer Jobs