WAP Wage Survey and Tools

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) conducted a Wage Survey in partnership with states to learn more about wages and workforce development in the Weatherization Assistance Program in 2021. Twenty-seven states participated in the survey, and 286 weatherization providers completed the survey. NASCSP partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to perform wage survey data analysis and worked with members of the NASCSP Workforce Development Working Group to develop key takeaways and best practices for the Weatherization workforce.

WAP Wage Tools

WAP Living Wage Comparison Calculator

This calculator was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory based on WAP wage survey data collected by the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). The tool provides insight on the difference between a WAP employee’s hourly wage and the county living wage and average personal income. The living wage estimates the cost of living in the county based on the cost of expenses in the area, and represents the hourly wage needed to meet the basic standards of living. The average personal income represents the average income (wages, proprietors’ income, dividends, interest, rents, and government benefits) for residents of the county. WAP employers and employees can use the calculator to help understand suitable wages for an area.