An average Energy Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $66K annually. Cash earnings for Energy Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $96K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by years of experience and geography. For the most part, Energy Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Energy Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,613 - $90,378  
   
Bonus
$502 - $9,906  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $6,040  
Commission
$4,913  
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$50,630 - $96,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 493
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$0$17$34$51
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$16.34 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$0.26 - $47.67  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$502 - $9,906  
   
Commission
$4,913  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $6,040  
Total Pay (?
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$50,630 - $96,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Energy Engineer


CLEAResult, The Trane Company, Siemens, DNV GL, and Noresco are among the top companies that take on many Energy Engineers. For Energy Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Trane Company; in fact, median earnings sit around $103K, the highest in the area. Energy Engineers will also find cushy salaries at Siemens (+$78K), Noresco (+$73K), and Schneider Electric Ltd (+$70K).

DNV GL, CLEAResult, and Schneider Electric Ltd also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $60K, $65K, and $70K.

Popular Skills for Energy Engineer


Survey results imply that Energy Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Green Energy, Renewable Energy / Renewable Power, Engineering Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD and autodesk autocad. For most people, competency in Energy / Utilities indicates knowledge of 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $80K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Energy Engineers make a median salary of $89K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $105K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,772

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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 Milwaukee (+16 percent), Buffalo (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Hauppauge. Workers in Charlotte and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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
$68,000


Skills That Affect Energy Engineer Salaries


Green Energy
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Energy Conservation & Efficiency
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Energy / Utilities
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HVAC System Design
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Green Building
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Technical Analysis
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National Average
$68,000

Spreadsheets
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Microsoft Excel
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autodesk autocad
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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