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How Much Does a Solar Installer Earn In The United States?

Solar Installer Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$39,000
$24,000
$39,000
$62,000
Solar installers in the United States make an average salary of $39,394 per year or $18.94 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $62,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts provide the highest solar installer salaries.
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Where Solar Installers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where solar installers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Solar Installers Earn In Different Cities?

While a solar installer can average a salary of $39,394 per year, or $18.94 per hour, there are many opportunities for solar installers to make more. For example, in Hayward, CA you might make $56,912 per year. Other high-paying locations include Pittsfield, MA, Cherry Hill, NJ and Hicksville, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Hayward, CA where the average starting salary is $28,000. The highest paying states for solar installers include Alaska, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Alabama offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Hayward, CA
$56,912
Avg. Salary
$26k
$81k
2. Pittsfield, MA
$56,064
Avg. Salary
$26k
$81k
3. Cherry Hill, NJ
$55,267
Avg. Salary
$26k
$81k
4. Hicksville, NY
$54,304
Avg. Salary
$26k
$81k
5. Denver, CO
$35,312
Avg. Salary
$26k
$81k
6. Valrico, FL
$32,602
Avg. Salary
$26k
$81k

High Paying Solar Installer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Solar Installers The Most?

To earn a high income as a solar installer, working for Blue Raven Solar or Centra might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Tradesmen International and Aerotek report highly competitive wages for solar installers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$30k
$57k
Avg. Salary
$30k
$57k
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$30k
$57k
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$30k
$57k
Avg. Salary
$30k
$57k

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    How Much Do Solar Installers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a solar installer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for solar installers tend to be found in construction, professional, and energy companies. In fact, solar installers can make a yearly salary of $46,976 while working for construction companies.
    1. Construction
    $46,976
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $57k
    2. Professional
    $44,825
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $57k
    3. Energy
    $38,828
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $57k
    4. Hospitality
    $37,765
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $57k
    5. Technology
    $37,201
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $57k

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    Cherry Hill, NJ
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    $33,392
    $33,392
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    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    01/30/2021
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    $33,392
    $33,392
    01/30/2021
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    Amarillo, TX
    Amarillo, TX
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    $20,870
    $20,870
    01/21/2021
    Solar Installer
    Solar Installer
    Berlin, CT
    Berlin, CT
    01/16/2021
    01/16/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    01/16/2021
    Solar Installer
    Solar Installer
    Boulder, CO
    Boulder, CO
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    $37,566
    $37,566
    01/05/2021
    Solar Installer
    Solar Installer
    Berlin, CT
    Berlin, CT
    12/19/2020
    12/19/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    12/19/2020
    Solar Installer
    Solar Installer
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    12/19/2020
    12/19/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    12/19/2020
    Solar Installer
    Solar Installer
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    12/19/2020
    12/19/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    12/19/2020
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    Bakersfield, CA
    Bakersfield, CA
    11/19/2020
    11/19/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    11/19/2020
    Solar Installer
    Solar Installer
    Frederick, MD
    Frederick, MD
    11/17/2020
    11/17/2020
    $35,479
    $35,479
    11/17/2020