This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0% probability

of automation

105.3% growth

projected to 2026

11,300 employed

currently in the US

$42,500 annual wage

US, median ($20.43 hourly)

What they do

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).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0% likely to be automated. It ranks of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 11,300 people have this job. They earn $42,500 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $480,250,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $20.43.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 105.3% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 23,200 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).