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Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

Senior Energy Consultants in the United States take home approximately $88K per year on average. In the world of Senior Energy Consultants, total cash compensation can vary between $69K and $159K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $12K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Energy Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Energy Consultants survey respondents are men (74 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$66,318 - $141,470
MEDIAN: $87,754

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$66,318 - $141,470  
$970 - $20,203  
Profit Sharing
$1,775 - $12,448  
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).
$68,919 - $158,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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

  • 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.
  • Conduct and evaluate technical, economic, and/or site impact analyses.
  • Communicate results, strategies, and options orally and in writing.

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Typical Senior Energy Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Energy / Utilities, and Data Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Consultant, Energy

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

Senior Energy Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $93K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $77K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $126K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $139K.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Energy Consultants, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 12 percent above the national average. Senior Energy Consultants in Washington report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 17 percent less in San Francisco and 10 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%