Energy Engineer Salary

Energy Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $64K per year on average. Total incomes of Energy Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $9K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $92K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and geography. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority (84 percent) of Energy Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction for Energy Engineers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,481 - $87,274
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$49K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $63,639
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$16.50 - $49.44
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$16
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$49,481 - $87,274  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,892  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $5,000  
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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$49,645 - $92,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 728
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.50 - $49.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.38  
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 - $8,892  
   
Commission
$1,250 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $5,000  
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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$49,645 - $92,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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


Those at The Trane Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $103K.

The lowest salaries can be found at CLEAResult — median pay is $67K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $62K and only reaching $99K.

Popular Skills for Energy Engineer


Energy Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Green Energy, AutoCAD, and HVAC System Design. Most people who know Energy / Utilities also know 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. Energy Engineers bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Energy Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $102K.

Pay Difference by Location


Relative to Energy Engineers in the rest of the country, Energy Engineers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego see salaries beyond the national average. In fact, these California cities offer more pay than any other American city. Compared to the national average, Buffalo Energy Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Hauppauge and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Spreadsheets
0%

National Average
$65,000

Green Building
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Microsoft Excel
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Engineering Design
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Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
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HVAC System Design
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AutoCAD
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Green Energy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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