Energy Manager Salary

Energy Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K annually. Total cash compensation for Energy Managers runs from $53K to $109K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The vast majority (82 percent) of Energy Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Energy Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,332 - $105,261
$54K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,472
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$18.29 - $33.00
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MEDIAN: $20.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,332 - $105,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,423  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
Total Pay (?
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$52,971 - $108,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$20.03  
   
Overtime
$28.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,423  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$52,971 - $108,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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

  • 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.
  • Resolve billing disputes, investigate service interruptions, and manage relationships with third party service providers to ensure smooth energy operations.
  • Prepare energy reports and communicate performance to upper management.
  • Develop and implement energy conservation initiatives aimed at reducing overall utility costs across the company.

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Popular Skills for Energy Manager


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Energy Managers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Project Management, and Energy / Utilities can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know Energy / Utilities also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Energy Manager

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


For Energy Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $68K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $74K. Energy Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $86K. Energy Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $88K.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Energy Manager

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Energy Manager Salaries

▲19%

▲16%

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National Average
$74,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Energy Manager Salaries


Project Management
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National Average
$74,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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