Energy Engineer Salary

Median pay for Energy Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $69K annually. Cash earnings for Energy Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $52K to $100K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and location. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Energy Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,564 - $93,522
$52K
$69K
$94K
MEDIAN: $69,075
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$17.18 - $53.33
$17
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$53
MEDIAN: $29.98
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$0$100K
Salary $51,564 - $93,522
Bonus $604 - $9,740
Profit Sharing $408.51 - $7,047
Commission $5,500
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$51,596 - $100,478
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 454
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $17.18 - $53.33
Overtime $1.55 - $49.98
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $604 - $9,740
Commission $5,500
Profit Sharing $408.51 - $7,047
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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$51,596 - $100,478
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

  • Visit sites and analyze facilities, HVAC, refrigeration, and blueprints to audit existing energy situation.
  • Participate in project design and implementation to improve energy efficiency.
  • 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.

Energy Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Energy Engineer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Energy Engineers, CLEAResult, The Trane Company, Siemens, Noresco, and Schneider Electric Ltd are leading firms in the industry. Those at The Trane Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $103K. Siemens, Schneider Electric Ltd, and Noresco also offer top salaries for Energy Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $78K, $72K, and $72K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at DNV GL ($60K), CLEAResult ($66K), and Noresco ($72K).

Popular Skills for Energy Engineer


Energy Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Green Energy, Engineering Design, and Renewable Energy / Renewable Power are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, autodesk autocad, and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Energy / Utilities also know Technical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Energy Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Energy Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Energy Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 370 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Energy Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 146 salaries. An experienced Energy Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 32 salaries. An Energy Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,569

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

For Energy Engineers, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Energy Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Milwaukee (+12 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Energy Engineers in Hauppauge earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Little Rock and 13 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Energy Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Energy Engineer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Energy Engineer Salaries

▲51%

▲29%

▲16%

National Average
$71,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Energy Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲19%

▲7%






National Average
$71,000



Green Building
▼2%

▼2%


▼11%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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