Energy Engineer Salary

Average Energy Engineers in the United States make around $65K annually. Final cash compensation to Energy Engineers varies from around $50K to approximately $94K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $5K, respectively. While career length and location impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Most Energy Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Energy Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,054 - $88,768
(Median)
$50K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $65,161
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50%
90%

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$15.18 - $49.15
(Median)
$15
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,054 - $88,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,629  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,135  
Commission
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,102 - $93,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 774
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.18 - $49.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,629  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,135  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,102 - $93,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Energy Engineer

Energy engineer oversee energy-related elements that may occur in their employer's various projects. They perform technical analysis and reviews, providing risk analysis for potential areas of concern. They use their technical perspective to customize software and spreadsheets, modeling facility changes that could impact overall energy consumption and for new buildings to be evaluated for potential energy consumption. Energy engineers regularly conduct field assessments and audits, collecting overall energy usage data and analyzing it for any issues. The energy engineer's typical day includes site visits on current project sites with the construction managers, analysis of energy data to determine if a building or project is meeting standards, and modeling new projects from an energy perspective. There is usually no physical component to an energy engineer’s day, but the ability to move around outdoor job sites is often required.

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Energy Engineer Tasks

  • Collaborate with internal departments to make sales, schedule visits and craft financial forecasts for clients.
  • Develop energy analyses and recommendations, including savings analyses and efficiency ratings.
  • Visit sites and analyze facilities, HVAC, refrigeration, and blueprints to audit existing energy situation.
  • Participate in project design and implementation to improve energy efficiency.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Energy Engineer


The Trane Company leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $103K.

Popular Skills for Energy Engineer


Energy Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Renewable Energy / Renewable Power, and Energy / Utilities are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD and Green Energy. Those educated in Energy / Utilities tend to be well versed in Technical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Energy Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Energy Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $63K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. On average, Energy Engineers make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $103K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,834

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Energy Engineers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Energy Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Madison (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Columbus (+5 percent). Hauppauge is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Cleveland (11 percent lower) and Houston (7 percent lower).

Energy Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Energy Engineer?

Energy Engineer in Philadelphia:
"Energy Engineer Review."
Pros: The multidisciplinary nature of it. It requires both a strong technical and financial background.
Cons: The corporate politics. Sometimes a hug company can trip over itself and not listen to the troops on the ground effectively.

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Experience Affects Energy Engineer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Energy Engineer Salaries


Energy Conservation & Efficiency
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Energy / Utilities
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Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
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Technical Analysis
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National Average
$67,000

Green Building
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HVAC System Design
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Engineering Design
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Spreadsheets
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Microsoft Excel
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Green Energy
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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