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Solar Energy System Installer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$60,080 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Solar Energy System Installer is $60,080 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Solar Energy System Installer is between $43,763 and $73,651. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Solar Energy System Installer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Installs and repairs solar-energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water or other medium for residential, commercial, or industrial use.
  • Locates and marks position of collectors, holding tank, and distribution system on structure, according to specifications and blueprints.
  • Cuts holes in roof, walls, and ceiling to install equipment and plumbing, using power saws and drills.
  • Installs supports and brackets to anchor solar collectors and holding tank, using carpenter's hand tools.
  • Cuts, threads, and fits plumbing according to specifications for connecting circulation system, using plumber's hand tools.
  • Lays out and connects electrical wiring between controls and pumps according to wiring diagram and knowledge of standard industry practice, using electrician's hand tools.
Solar Energy System Installer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Job family population: 9,000

Estimated population of Solar Energy System Installer jobs: 790

Rate of error: 10.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Solar Energy System Installer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Solar Panel Installer
Jun 13
Tinley Park, IL, USA
Revolution Energy Systems, Inc
This includes setting up fall protection, laying out the array, fastening the racking system, DC electrical, rooftop conduit runs, and installing the solar panels to the roof. This position reports ...
Solar Installer
Jun 24
Wheeling, IL, USA
Vivint Solar Corp
We are in search of an Installation Technician who will become a strong contributor and make a ... In addition to being able to purchase a solar energy system outright, customers may benefit from ...
Sales - Solar Consultant
Jun 1
Joliet, IL, USA
Dvinci Energy
Residual Pay - Our reps also get paid a monthly residual for each installed system. An average reps ... Energy companies in the nation. In a short few years we have grown from a start up to one of the ...
May 21
Wheeling, IL, USA
Vivint Solar Corp
Offering integrated residential solar solutions for the entire customer lifecycle, Vivint Solar designs, installs, monitors and services the solar energy systems for its customers. In addition to ...
Solar Electrical Foreman
Jun 10
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Sunrun Installation Services Inc., a subsidiary of Sunrun Inc., is looking for an Electrical ... cost energy solutions that bring sustainable power to the people as well as helps the planet by ...
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