Energy Engineer Salary

The average Energy Engineer in the United States earns approximately $64K annually. Final cash compensation to Energy Engineers varies from around $50K to approximately $92K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $5K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the specific employer and location. Work is enjoyable for Energy Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Energy Engineers are male. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,486 - $87,249
(Median)
$49K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $63,626
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$16.50 - $49.44
(Median)
$16
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$49,486 - $87,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,852  
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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$49,650 - $92,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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 - $8,852  
   
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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$49,650 - $92,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


For Energy Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Trane Company; in fact, median earnings sit around $103K, the highest in the area.

Salaries are easily beat at CLEAResult, where median pay comes to just $67K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $62K and ending at $99K, range in salary is rather small.

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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Energy Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $61K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. Energy Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $90K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $102K.

Pay Difference by Location


There's tons of opportunity for Energy Engineers in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego all offer salaries above the national rate. 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. Below-median salaries also turn up in Hauppauge and Cleveland (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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National Average
$65,000

Green Building
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Spreadsheets
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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 124 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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