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Crew Leads are mid-level to advanced positions within the labor sector of the Home Performance Industry. Labor positions represent 60-75% of the Home Performance industry, the majority of the jobs within the Home Performance industry. This page provides an overview of what types of tasks a Crew Lead would do, characteristics employers are looking for, salary and educational requirements, and an illustration of preferred skills for specific jobs.
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A Crew Lead completes tasks such as air sealing, duct sealing, installing insulation, and managerial responsibilities like on-site crew, construction and retrofit supervision.
Construction or trade background
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Critical thinking skills
Sustainable life philosophy 
Not afraid of heights
Able to work in an uncomfortable situation for long periods of time
Salary and Educational Requirements 
Salary: $71,500 - $102,500/year
Crew Chief Salary: $16-$18/hr 
Senior Manager/Owner $28-$30/hour 
Min Education: None Specified
Crew Lead Profile
Based on industry input, favored candidates in this position are more technically than socially oriented and more field than office oriented. These candidates have mid-level experience in customer service, advanced experience in construction, and mid-level physical abilities. The illustration below provides a diagram that highlights the desired skills and preferences of a Crew Lead. This illustration aligns with the self-assessment survey available here. Characteristics in this diagram are generalized for this kind of job, and are based on input from industry.
- Some Home Performance companies recognize that their costumers are motivated by sustainable or green practices. Therefore, employees that embody green or sustainable practices are valued by these Home Performance companies.
- Green Jobs Guidebook
- Building Performance Institute's 2010 Workforce Survey