Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

Senior Energy Consultants in the United States take home approximately $87K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Senior Energy Consultants runs from $70K to $154K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Senior Energy Consultants is high. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Energy Consultants who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$67,677 - $140,051

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$67,677 - $140,051  
$964 - $19,978  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,404  
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$69,804 - $154,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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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 report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Energy / Utilities, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis and Energy Conservation & Efficiency. It is not unusual for someone who knows Data Analysis to be familiar with Energy / Utilities as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Consultant, Energy

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

Senior Energy Consultants who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $78K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $93K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $117K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $140K.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Senior Energy Consultants in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 14 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. San Francisco and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Senior Consultant, Energy Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Consultant, Energy Salaries

Project Management
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Energy / Utilities
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National Average

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.


25 %
75 %

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: 8%