Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

The average Senior Energy Consultant in the United States earns approximately $87K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Energy Consultants stretch from $69K on the lower end to $151K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$66,461 - $139,420
MEDIAN: $87,488

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National Salary Data (?
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$66,461 - $139,420  
$250.00 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,960  
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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).
$68,764 - $151,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 report a narrow range of specific 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.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Consultant, Energy

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $78K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $92K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $118K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $136K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,435

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Senior Energy Consultants that is 17 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Washington is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in San Francisco and 8 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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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 39 votes.


28 %
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%