What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »
Browse Categories

Energy Engineer Salary

Energy Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $64K per year. 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 $94K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Energy Engineers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Energy Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$49,569 - $89,010
(Median)
50K
64K
75K
89K
MEDIAN: $64,060
10%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.91 - $47.34
(Median)
15
20
26
31
47
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,569 - $89,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,273  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $4,913  
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).
)
$49,728 - $94,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 708
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.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $47.34  
   
Overtime
$21.06 - $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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $4,913  
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).
)
$49,728 - $94,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
United States (change)

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.

Read More...

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.

Energy Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Green Energy, AutoCAD, and HVAC System Design. 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Energy Engineers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $61K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $75K. Energy Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $99K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Energy Engineers, 16 percent higher than the national average. Energy Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Madison (+12 percent), San Francisco (+7 percent), Denver (+6 percent), and Boston (+4 percent). Energy Engineers in Buffalo earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cleveland (10 percent lower) and Houston (7 percent lower).

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Energy Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%



National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Energy Engineer Salaries


Technical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
up arrow 1%

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 1%

Spreadsheets
0%

National Average
$66,000

Green Building
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
up arrow 4%


AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

Green Energy
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 6%