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Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

An average Senior Energy Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $88K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Energy Consultants stretch from $69K on the lower end to $155K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Energy Consultants who answered the questionnnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Senior Energy Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$66,875 - $138,825
MEDIAN: $87,754

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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.
$66,875 - $138,825  
$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).
$69,245 - $155,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176

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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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Job skills reported by Senior Energy Consultants are limited. 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. Data Analysis and Energy / Utilities are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Consultant, Energy

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Senior Energy Consultants. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $92K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $77K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $120K. Senior Energy Consultants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $139K.

Pay Difference by Location

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Energy Consultants, 13 percent higher than the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Energy Consultants in Washington earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Francisco (16 percent lower) and Chicago (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Consultant, Energy Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Consultant, Energy Salaries

Project Management
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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 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%