Career Profile

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $58,500
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers assemble, set up, and maintain rooftop or other systems that convert sunlight into energy.

General Information

Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 14 openings per year are projected for Solar Photovoltaic Installers.


Employment Change

Employment for Solar Photovoltaic Installers is forecasted to increase significantly more than the regional average by 34.9% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $28.14/hour. Entry level workers are paid $16.61, while experienced workers are paid $33.91. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 65 Solar Photovoltaic Installers in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 88.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Solar Photovoltaic Installers are Building Equipment Contractors, Utility System Construction, and Other Specialty Trade Contractors.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Solar Photovoltaic Installers include Mechanical, Building and Construction, and English Language.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Solar Photovoltaic Installers is HS diploma or less. 41% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET