Energy Manager Salary

An average Energy Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Energy Managers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,965 - $101,174
(Median)
$48K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,319
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$12.82 - $40.33
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$13
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$47,965 - $101,174  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,453  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,958  
Total Pay (?
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$44,766 - $103,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $40.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,453  
   
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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$44,766 - $103,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Energy / Utilities, and Energy Conservation & Efficiency can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Competency in Energy / Utilities frequently indicates knowledge of Energy Conservation & Efficiency.

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. 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 $74K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $80K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Energy Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $87K.

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Experience Affects Energy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Energy Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 2%

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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