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
*NEW*WAP Living Wage Comparison Calculator (May 2023)
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed the WAP calculator using WAP wage survey data collected by the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) and Living Wage Data graciously provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Living Wage Calculator (LWC; https://livingwage.mit.edu). The living wage tool provides a county cost of living estimate for all counties in the lower 48 states. The device includes county-level cost estimates for housing, childcare, food, transportation, cell phone, broadband services, utilities, and miscellaneous expenses. Using the living wage data, the WAP tool provides insights into the difference between a WAP employee’s hourly wage, the county living wage, and average personal income. The average individual income represents county residents’ average income (wages, proprietors’ income, dividends, interest, rents, and government benefits). WAP employers and employees can use the calculator to help understand fair wages for an area.
Weatherization Career Fliers
Customizable Wage Fact Sheet(fillable PDF)
Customizable Wage Fact Sheet(Adobe Pro)
NASCSP / NREL WX Career Fliers now available in Spanish! Thank you to our partners at NREL who translated the WX Career fliers into Spanish. Please share with your Subgrantee networks.” ¿Hablas Español? ¿Quieres trabajar en Weatherization? ¡Si? ¡Excellente! ¡Te queremos!
Workforce Webinars and Presentations
WAP Workforce Best Practices – Energy Out West 2022 Conference Session | Slides
Building Healthy Work Cultures – Energy Out West 2022 Conference Session | Slides
Women in WAP – NEUAC Conference 2023 Session | Slides