Energy Manager Salary

Median pay for Energy Managers in the United States is around $73K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Energy Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority (80 percent) of Energy Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,079 - $100,776

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$12.82 - $40.33

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,079 - $100,776  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,326  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,958  
Total Pay (?
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$45,009 - $102,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $40.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,326  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,958  
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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$45,009 - $102,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.

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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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Energy / Utilities, and Energy Conservation & Efficiency can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Energy / Utilities and Energy Conservation & Efficiency are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Energy Manager

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


For Energy Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $73K. Energy Managers see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $87K.

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What is it like working as an Energy Manager?

Energy Manager in McLean:
"Energy Management is Awesome!"
Pros: The changing landscape of the utility industry, keeping up with the regulations, tariff modifications, data analysis, creating budgets.
Cons: The pay is not as high as the amount of work is expected.

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Experience Affects Energy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Energy Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 3%

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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