Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

Senior Energy Consultants in the United States can expect wages of $87K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Energy Consultants can bottom out near $70K or peak near $152K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Energy Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Senior Energy Consultants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$67,648 - $140,270
MEDIAN: $87,140

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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.
$67,648 - $140,270  
$970 - $19,956  
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).
$69,918 - $152,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Energy / Utilities, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis and Energy Conservation & Efficiency. Those with knowledge of Data Analysis tend to be skilled in 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.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Senior Energy Consultants. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $78K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $92K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $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 $140K.

Pay Difference by Location

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Energy Consultants, 15 percent higher than the national average. Washington is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Employers in San Francisco and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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 48 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: 68% employee benefits None: 8%