The average Energy Manager in the United States earns approximately $74K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Energy Managers is high. Energy Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,411 - $107,186
(Median)
$54K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,790
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$17.73 - $40.33
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$18
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$54,411 - $107,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$50,905 - $108,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.73 - $40.33  
   
Overtime
$28.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$50,905 - $108,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 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


Job skills reported by Energy Managers are limited. 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.


For many Energy Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $69K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $72K. For Energy Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Energy Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $90K.

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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


Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$74,000



Skills That Affect Energy Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Energy Conservation & Efficiency
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Energy / Utilities
0%

National Average
$74,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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