Energy Manager Salary

For Energy Managers, yearly average wages total $74K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Energy Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Energy Managers (81 percent) who took the survey. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,874 - $104,793
(Median)
$51K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,032
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$18.08 - $40.33
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,874 - $104,793  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$2,450  
Total Pay (?
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$48,940 - $108,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.08 - $40.33  
   
Overtime
$29.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,450  
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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$48,940 - $108,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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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 Project Management, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, and Energy / Utilities can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with 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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $67K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $76K on average. Energy Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. 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 $91K.

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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 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Energy Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
0%

National Average
$74,000

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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