Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

Median pay for Senior Energy Consultants in the United States is around $87K annually. Total cash earnings of Senior Energy Consultants range from $70K on the low end to $150K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $12K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Energy Consultants who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Senior Energy Consultants is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$67,274 - $138,635
MEDIAN: $87,140

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$67,274 - $138,635  
$964 - $19,978  
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 - $149,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Project Management, Energy / Utilities, and Data Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis. Competency in Data Analysis frequently indicates 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.

For many Senior Energy Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $78K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $92K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $116K. 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 $139K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Senior Energy Consultants, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Washington is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Francisco (15 percent less) and Chicago (8 percent less).

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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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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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%