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Home Performance Pay Scales Field Technicians (entry-level): $10 -$20/hr Crew Leads: $14 -20/ hr Building Analysts or Estimators: $15-22/hr Mechanical systems & skilled: $25/hr & up Sales jobs: generally flat fee plus commission
Standards & Certifications Most common: BPI (5 types), HERS & HERS II Will be required by many programs to qualify for financing or incentives Companies will need at least one certified contractor to perform or oversee each job Not yet generally required on hiring by employers, but good investment in future Independent 3rd party QC likely to rise – creates business opportunities for experienced contractors
Industry Concerns Today: How can we hire people if we don’t first increase customer demand? As demand grows: How quickly will we be able to scale and find qualified workforce? When economy rebounds: Will we be able to keep good employees in this industry when other construction jobs provide more pleasant working environments?
Recommendations for Workforce andTraining Organizations
Follow Industry Standards Teach to BPI, Home Performance w/ Energy Star, or other industry-accepted standards Training is good, but following professional certification program standards offers consistency & quality assurance BPI’s new “Field Technician” certification will be helpful for training consistency for entry level positions Prepare workers for written and field tests