Energy Manager Salary

Pay for Energy Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $74K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Energy Managers. There are far more male Energy Managers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,874 - $104,793
(Median)
$51K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,032
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$18.08 - $40.33
(Median)
$18
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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


Energy Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, and Energy / Utilities can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Energy / Utilities also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Energy Manager

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


Energy Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $67K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $76K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Energy Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Energy Manager in Tucson:
"It's about people."
The typical organization does not manage change well. With the types of drastic shifts in energy and technology that the world is just starting to experience, the biggest challenge is guiding people who make up an organization through the change. Spend a lot of your own energy understanding how change can happen in your organization. Understand the perspective of everybody from the critical individuals keeping the place clean to the decision makers at the top. Find out what is important to them, what scares the and then design your program around those things. Design it to educate away fears, build on strengths and focus on the things that are important. Then you can install some solar panels and energy efficiency technologies!

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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