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Energy Analyst / Auditor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Inspects homes or commercial facilities and advises customers on how to improve energy efficiency and save on energy costs. Researches energy use on a larger scale, monitors costs, demand and supplies and distribution of different energy sources such as gas or oil.

Job Outlook

There were 104 Energy Analyst / Auditor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4348 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Energy Analyst / Auditor industry, which includes the Energy Analyst / Auditor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Energy Analyst / Auditor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $69,275.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $63,653.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Energy Analyst / Auditor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $54,288.

Education and Experience

Posted Energy Analyst / Auditor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree5%
Bachelor's Degree44%
Master's Degree29%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other22%

Posted Energy Analyst / Auditor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years53%
3 to 5 years38%
6 to 8 years4%
9+ years4%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Energy Analyst / Auditor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (45%)
  • Microsoft Excel (32%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (24%)
  • Microsoft Office (21%)
  • Research (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Energy Efficiency (33%)
  • Renewable Energy (22%)
  • Sales (21%)
  • Energy Consulting (18%)
  • Energy Audits (17%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Customer Service (20%)
  • Project Management (17%)
  • Budgeting (14%)
  • HVAC (13%)
  • Customer Contact (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Energy Industry (7%)
  • Building Science (7%)
  • Clean Energy (6%)
  • Energy Markets (6%)
  • Weatherization (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Solar Sales (4%) – marginal value $7,475
  • Solar Consultation (1%) – marginal value $5,998

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Energy Analyst / Auditor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Energy Consultant
  • Energy Analyst
  • Energy Manager
  • Energy Auditor
  • Renewable Energy Consultant

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Energy Analyst / Auditor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Black & Veatch (175)
  • Bright Power (97)
  • Clearesult (69)
  • Accenture (62)
  • Guidehouse (59)

North Carolina

  • Franklin Energy (9)
  • Accenture (4)
  • Apg (4)
  • Black & Veatch (4)
  • Ibergreen Power (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!

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