Senior Consultant, Energy Salary

Senior Energy Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $87K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Energy Consultants bottoms out near $69K and approaches $151K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Senior Energy Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Energy Consultants survey respondents are men (72 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$66,461 - $139,420
MEDIAN: $87,488

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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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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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $78K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $92K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $118K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $136K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,435

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

For Senior Energy Consultants, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Washington, 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Francisco (14 percent less) and Chicago (8 percent less).

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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 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%