Solar Energy Systems Engineers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
20%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
0.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$111,970
or $53.83 per hour
Volume
150,990
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Engineers, All Other.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.0/10

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Automation risk

20% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Engineers, All Other' job openings is expected to remain the same by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Engineers, All Other' was $111,970, or $53 per hour

'Engineers, All Other' were paid 133.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 150,990 people employed as 'Engineers, All Other' within the United States.

This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Engineers, All Other'.

Job description

Perform site-specific engineering analysis or evaluation of energy efficiency and solar projects involving residential, commercial, or industrial customers. Design solar domestic hot water and space heating systems for new and existing structures, applying knowledge of structural energy requirements, local climates, solar technology, and thermodynamics.

SOC Code: 17-2199.11

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