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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 11,30023,100 104.9700 1,1002,980

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.6813.8316.20 18.9823.8529.61

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
110 0.063.6 54.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 3
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