Solar Photovoltaic Installer

Average Salary Per Year: $43,010

Does your dream job involve working under the sun? Why not capture that sustainable energy and become a solar photovoltaic installer? You will assemble, install and maintain the solar panels harnessing the sun’s power in this fun career choice! Solar cells can come produced in panels, roof tiles, shingles or rolls of flexible panels. Every installation is unique, and electrical wiring is sometimes connected to a main utility electrical grid.

*Average base salary from May of 2017 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Education Options:

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program


Mechanical skills, a love of heights, and electrical knowledge. Basic math and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail are helpful.


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