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Energy Engineer Salary

An average Energy Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $64K annually. Total cash compensation to Energy Engineers approaches anywhere from $50K on the lower end to $92K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the specific employer and location have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority of Energy Engineers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Energy Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$49,582 - $88,138
(Median)
$50K
$64K
$88K
MEDIAN: $63,800
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50%
90%

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$15.21 - $48.17
(Median)
$15
$25
$48
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$49,582 - $88,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,463  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $4,932  
Commission
$1,250 - $15,000  
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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$49,620 - $92,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 728
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $48.17  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $40.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,463  
   
Commission
$1,250 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $4,932  
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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$49,620 - $92,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 offers the largest salaries in town — $103K on average.

With a median salary of $67K, CLEAResult provides Energy Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $99K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Energy Engineer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Technical Analysis, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, and Energy / Utilities are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Green Energy and HVAC System Design. It is often found that people who know Energy / Utilities are also skilled in Technical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Energy Engineer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Energy Engineers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $75K. Energy Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $91K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $101K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Energy Engineers in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Energy Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+13 percent), Madison (+13 percent), Denver (+8 percent), and San Francisco (+7 percent). Energy Engineers in Buffalo make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Houston (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Energy Engineer Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Energy Engineer Salaries


Technical Analysis
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Energy Conservation & Efficiency
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Energy / Utilities
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Green Building
0%

Spreadsheets
0%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
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Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
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AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 4%

Green Energy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 6%
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