Senior Energy Consultants in the United States can expect wages of $88K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $25K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Energy Consultants can bottom out near $68K or peak near $138K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the particular city and the specific company. The majority of Senior Energy Consultants (68 percent) survey respondents are male. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$65,670 - $125,850
MEDIAN: $88,409

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$65,670 - $125,850  
$1,957 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,836  
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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).
$67,737 - $138,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Senior Consultant, Energy

A senior energy consultant performs a variety of tasks that impact their company's or client's profitability and market presence. This consultant often works with energy companies' marketing, sales, and acquisition departments to explore new market opportunities. Using their knowledge of market trends and new potential work sites, the energy consultant may point out prospective markets that their client could enter; at this point, the consultant might put a senior manager or company executive in contact with potential business partners in the target location.


Senior Consultant, Energy Tasks

  • Conduct and evaluate technical, economic, and/or site impact analyses.
  • Communicate results, strategies, and options orally and in writing.
  • Collect and analyze field or laboratory data to inform reports and make recommendations.
  • Create and implement models for energy use and risks, where operational processes are clearly demonstrated.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Consultant, Energy

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

For many Senior Energy Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $80K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $91K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $108K. Senior Energy Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $123K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,659

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For Senior Energy Consultants, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Senior Energy Consultants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Francisco. Employers also pay below the national average in Washington (14 percent lower) and Chicago (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Consultant, Energy Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Consultant, Energy Salaries

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Energy Conservation & Efficiency
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%