Solar photovoltaic installers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
13.7k
Average Age
34.9
Estimated Job Growth
50.8%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$40,136
Average Male Salary
$40,014
Average Female Salary
$43,187

About

Solar photovoltaic installers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Solar photovoltaic installers was $40,136 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Solar photovoltaic installers by wage are Plasterers & stucco masons, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, and Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Solar photovoltaic installers are Jefferson & Lewis Counties PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Solar photovoltaic installers are Jefferson & Lewis Counties PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Solar photovoltaic installers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Solar photovoltaic installers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Solar photovoltaic installers, by average wage, is Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers. Solar photovoltaic installers are paid most in Jefferson & Lewis Counties PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Jefferson & Lewis Counties PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,136
AVERAGE SALARY
± $9,888

In 2020, Solar photovoltaic installers earned an average of $40,136, $15,818 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks make somewhat more than Solar photovoltaic installers while Plasterers & stucco masons make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Solar photovoltaic installers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.332
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Solar photovoltaic installers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.332, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Solar photovoltaic installers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Solar photovoltaic installers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Solar photovoltaic installers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Solar photovoltaic installers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

13.7k
2020 Workforce
± 2,871
−0.284%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 29.8%

The number of people employed as Solar photovoltaic installers has been declining at a rate of −0.284%, from 13,713 people in 2019 to 13,674 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Solar photovoltaic installers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Solar photovoltaic installers at  70.8%, followed by Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers with 4.51% and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 4.08%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Solar photovoltaic installers in the US. The average age of male Solar photovoltaic installers in the workforce is 34.8 and of female Solar photovoltaic installers is 39.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Solar photovoltaic installers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

13.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,815
526
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 563

96.2% of Solar photovoltaic installers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Solar photovoltaic installers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Solar photovoltaic installers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

55.6% of Solar photovoltaic installers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.6% of Solar photovoltaic installers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Solar photovoltaic installers.

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Age by Sex

34.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.42
39.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 14.8

The median age of Solar photovoltaic installers is 34.9, and Male employees are generally 5.17 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Solar photovoltaic installers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Solar photovoltaic installers is Business but a relatively high number of Solar photovoltaic installers hold a major in Engineering.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Solar Photovoltaic Installers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Solar Photovoltaic Installers are expected to see a growth of 50.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

50.8%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Solar Photovoltaic Installers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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