Commercial Energy Auditing

How Much Does an Energy Manager Make?

You can make upwards of $94,000 a year as an Energy Manager.

How Much Does an Energy Manager Make?

Energy efficiency – in both the residential and commercial environments – has become a highly sought after characteristic. Individuals looking to break into the green industry should consider becoming a professional energy manager, as this position would allow someone to utilize their leadership and technical skills to incite change and manage large-scale energy efficiency projects.

A professional energy manager holds such responsibilities as leading energy audits, preparing documents regarding energy audit findings, presenting to stakeholders on energy initiatives, documenting return on investment, and preparing scopes of work for implementation of future energy projects.

How much, then, does an energy manager make? According to, an energy manager makes around $94,000 a year. The salary index has increased over the last year, and jobs in this industry are plentiful.

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To become a certified energy manager, individuals should enroll in Everblue’s Commercial Building Energy Auditor training course. Upon completion of this course, students will be knowledgeable about building energy consumption, energy codes and standards, energy auditing tools and software, conducting a commercial or industrial energy audit, and financial incentives and tax rebates.

More and more companies are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and develop long-lasting energy management strategies. Individuals with a certification in energy management are highly attractive to such companies and therefore receive greater salaries than other contractors who contribute to energy efficiency projects.

About Lesley Cowie

Lesley has contributed to Everblue's marketing team for over 10 years. She has experience writing blogs about LEED certification, home energy auditor certifications, blower door testing requirements, solar energy, and NABCEP Certification.

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One reply on “How Much Does an Energy Manager Make?”

  1. Netherlands Energy Manager

    That is a great question! Unfortunately, it is hard to say how consistent this job looks in different organizations. I think it’s fair to say that an Energy Manager should have expertise in mechanical operations and Building Automation Systems.

    Thank you,

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