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Energy Manager Salary

Earnings for Energy Managers in the United States come in at around $74K per year on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Energy Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,038 - $101,812
(Median)
$47K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,602
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50%
90%

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$12.82 - $40.33
(Median)
$13
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$47,038 - $101,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,617  
Total Pay (?
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$43,559 - $103,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $40.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,617  
   
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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$43,559 - $103,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Energy / Utilities and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Energy / Utilities and Energy Conservation & Efficiency are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Energy Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Energy Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $76K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Energy Managers make $81K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $87K.

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Experience Affects Energy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Energy Manager Salaries

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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