Solar Photovoltaic Installers (47-2231)

Occupation description:  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. Excludes solar thermal installers who are included in Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (47-2152). Excludes solar PV electricians who are included in Electricians (47-2111).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 5,9007,400 24.3140 90230

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.2613.2415.49 18.1922.4627.24

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
100 0.050.0 50.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Building Science Network   (Juneau)
Cold Climate Homebuilding: Roofs

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Construction Technology

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Construction Management Endorsement
Construction Technology AAS
Construction Technology I Certificate
Construction Technology II Certificate

 Degree
Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
Roofs - AHFC Sponsored