Each year, MassCEC commissions an independent industry report that gives us the chance to examine the strides the clean energy sector has made over the past 12 months, and measures how investments in clean energy economic development are paying off for the Commonwealth.
The 2015 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report finds strong and steady industry growth trends for the fifth consecutive year.
This past year, Massachusetts experienced the largest single-year of growth in the industry – at 11.9 percent – since MassCEC began tracking jobs data in 2010.
There are now 98,895 clean energy workers and 6,439 clean energy companies in Massachusetts – with clean energy employing residents of every county and jobs growing across every region of the Commonwealth.
The clean energy sector has added more than 40,000 jobs since 2010 – a growth rate of 64 percent over that time – and now represents 3.3 percent of the overall Massachusetts workforce. And these are well-paying jobs, with nearly three-quarters of full-time clean energy workers earning more than $50,000 per year – above the overall median wage of $44,678 for all jobs in Massachusetts.