Energy Manager Salary

The average Energy Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $73K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Energy Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,346 - $102,536
MEDIAN: $73,306

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$46,456 - $105,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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 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. Many workers who know Energy / Utilities also know Energy Conservation & Efficiency.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Energy Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $66K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $75K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $89K.

Energy Manager Reviews

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 Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Energy Conservation & Efficiency

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


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79 %

Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%