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Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

Senior Energy Consultants in the United States take home an average $88K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Energy Consultants approaches anywhere from $70K on the lower end to $155K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Energy Consultants who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$67,206 - $139,019
MEDIAN: $87,946

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$67,206 - $139,019  
$750 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,366  
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).
$69,637 - $155,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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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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Senior Energy Consultants only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Energy / Utilities, and Data Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis. Experience with Data Analysis is often linked with knowledge of Energy / Utilities.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Consultant, Energy

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $78K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $92K on average. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $120K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $139K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Senior Energy Consultants in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 13 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 in San Francisco and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Senior Consultant, Energy Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%