Energy Engineers

General Information

Description

Design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.39%
  2. Self-employed4.93%
  3. Federal government1.56%
  4. State and local government1.12%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
  • Scientific Research and Development Services
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$95,470

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$138,160
$47,400
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 50%
  • Master's degree 13%
  • Post baccalaureate 13%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Doctoral degree 4%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Building and Construction
  • Administration and Management
  • Design

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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