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Energy Manager Salary

Energy Managers in the United States take home an average $74K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Energy Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Energy Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$47,038 - $102,253
MEDIAN: $73,602

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$47,038 - $102,253  
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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).
$43,481 - $104,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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Job Description for Energy Manager

An energy manager is primarily responsible for planning, regulating, and monitoring general energy use within a facility or organization. While the need for a related degree is not always imperative, this position does typically require experience within the energy field. It is recommended that this person has extensive training with the type of energy pertinent to their organization (sustainable energy, climate changes, energy engineering, etc.). An energy manager should possess excellent communication skills, as well as exhibit enthusiasm regarding improving energy consumption. This person should be highly organized, possess great multitasking and analytical skills, and have the ability to work well with little-to-no supervision. This position typically requires a person who is able to negotiate and influence others regarding energy consumption. Project management skills are imperative.


Energy Manager Tasks

  • Prepare energy reports and communicate performance to upper management.
  • Develop and implement energy conservation initiatives aimed at reducing overall utility costs across the company.
  • Develop and manage comprehensive energy budgets.
  • Ensure that energy management operations are in line with the overall goals of the company.
  • Develop environmental stewardship plans and implement "green" initiatives within the company to reduce negative environmental impact.

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Energy Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Energy / Utilities and Energy Conservation & Efficiency are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Energy / Utilities tend to be skilled in Energy Conservation & Efficiency as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Energy Manager

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $76K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Energy Managers make a median salary of $82K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $87K on average.

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Experience Affects Energy Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Energy Manager Salaries

Energy / Utilities
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Energy Conservation & Efficiency

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


21 %
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%