Just like any industry, there are different job opportunities that vary with experience for a solar installer. Here’s a look at common solar installer career paths:
Solar installer entry-level positions
Entry-level solar jobs usually include the most demanding labor but are the jobs where you gain a lot of basic experience.
Here are some entry-level solar installer positions:
- Solar Technician I
- Solar Installer
- Field Hand
Solar installer mid-level positions
Mid-level solar works typically have 1 to 3 years of experience.
Here are some mid-level solar positions:
- Solar Installation Tech
- Solar Electrician
- Solar Sales Specialist
- Maintenance Technician
- Solar Technician II
- Crew Lead Solar Technician
Solar installer senior-level positions
Senior level solar workers typically have 5+ years of experience.
Here are some senior-level solar positions:
- Lead Solar Installer
- Solar System Designer
- Master Solar Installer
- Solar Sales Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Solar Installer III
- Solar Regional Install Manager
- Quality Control Auditor
- Experienced Installer
Once you gain enough experience, you will have opportunities to start your own solar business. You will typically need 7+ years of experience before trying to do this, giving you time to learn the ins and outs of the trade as well as running a business.
There are many benefits to starting your own company including being your own boss, great income, choosing who you work with, the ability to control your own destiny, and much more.
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