Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

Senior Energy Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $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. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Energy Consultants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction for Senior Energy Consultants is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$67,639 - $141,052
MEDIAN: $88,463

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XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$67,639 - $141,052  
$496.65 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,148  
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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).
$70,027 - $154,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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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Survey takers who work as Senior Energy Consultants typically report just a few 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 pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Energy Conservation & Efficiency.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Senior Energy Consultants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $79K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $92K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $118K. Senior Energy Consultants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $138K.

Pay Difference by Location

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Energy Consultants, 15 percent above the national average. In Washington, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in San Francisco (15 percent lower) and Chicago (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect 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 42 votes.


27 %
73 %

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%