Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
21%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
1.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$61,550
or $29.59 per hour
Volume
436,160
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 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.3/10

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Automation risk

21% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters' job openings is expected to rise 1.9% 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

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters' was $61,550, or $29 per hour

'Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters' were paid 28.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 436,160 people employed as 'Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters' within the United States.

This represents around 0.29% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 348 people are employed as 'Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters'.

Job description

Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.

SOC Code: 47-2152.04

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