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Energy Efficiency Specialist

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Energy Efficiency Specialist analyzes data from energy audits and assessments and develops recommendations for saving energy and reducing electricity, gas or water usage. May work with public sector agencies and utilities, advise community residents or businesses and commercial organizations, or assist with implementing projects or programs aimed at improving energy efficiency and realizing energy cost savings.

Job Outlook

There were 22 Energy Efficiency Specialist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 513 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Energy Efficiency Specialist industry, which includes the Energy Efficiency Specialist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Energy Efficiency Specialist 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 $78,464.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $78,464.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Energy Efficiency Specialist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $57,781.

Education and Experience

Posted Energy Efficiency Specialist 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 Degree11.31%
Bachelor's Degree70.76%
Master's Degree23.78%
Doctoral Degree1.75%
Other12.28%

Posted Energy Efficiency Specialist 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 years46.06%
3 to 5 years33.33%
6 to 8 years17.58%
9+ years3.03%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Energy Efficiency Specialist 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 (47.76%)
  • Customer Service (38.6%)
  • Management (32.75%)
  • Microsoft Excel (31.19%)
  • Writing (30.8%)
  • Sales (28.46%)
  • Presentations (27.1%)
  • Research (26.12%)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (25.54%)
  • Coordinating (25.15%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Marketing (31.94%)
  • Natural Gas (23.13%)
  • Data Analysis (29.07%)
  • Project Management (42.73%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Customer Relationship Management (11.45%)
  • R (Programming Language) (10.57%)
  • Electric Power Transmission (9.69%)
  • Consensus Decision Making (5.95%)
  • Business Development (12.33%)
  • Management Consulting (6.39%)
  • Energy System Transition (5.73%)
  • Social Sciences (4.19%)
  • Economics (11.45%)
  • Business Economics (9.25%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (12.78%)
  • Meeting Facilitation (9.03%)
  • Wholesaling (10.57%)
  • Energy Audits (9.03%)
  • Program Design (4.85%)
  • Building Codes (10.57%)
  • Workshop Facilitation (5.95%)
  • Data Collection (2.86%)
  • Resilience Planning (8.37%)
  • Power BI (4.63%)
  • Auditing (12.11%)
  • Business Strategies (9.91%)
  • HVAC (28.19%)
  • Program Implementation (11.67%)
  • Field Inspection (3.74%)
  • Energy Efficiency Technologies (14.1%)
  • Environmental Studies (3.74%)
  • Invoicing (16.74%)
  • Energy Modeling (9.25%)
  • Marketing Strategies (3.96%)
  • Building Science (10.57%)
  • Construction (16.52%)
  • Emergency Response (13.22%)
  • Billing (3.08%)
  • Environmental Science (16.96%)
  • Energy Saving Products (5.95%)
  • Blower Doors (6.39%)
  • Engineering Analysis (6.83%)
  • Renewable Energy (11.67%)
  • Finance (5.07%)
  • Customer Engagement (7.05%)
  • Energy Efficiency Improvement (5.29%)
  • Procurement (10.35%)
  • Regulatory Filings (7.05%)
  • Request For Proposal (9.91%)
  • Business Marketing (10.13%)
  • Thought Leadership (5.95%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Energy Efficiency Services (6.61%)

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.

  • Natural Gas (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Energy Efficiency Specialist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Energy Efficiency Consultant
  • Provider Consultant
  • Inspector
  • Field Inspector
  • Energy Efficiency Program Manager
  • Associate Director of Marketing
  • Energy Efficiency Analyst
  • Energy Efficiency Coordinator
  • Surgical Device Specialist

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 Efficiency Specialist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Eversource Energy (61)
  • Guidehouse (44)
  • ICF International (33)
  • Arcxis (23)
  • Resource Innovations (13)
  • TRC Companies (12)
  • Cadmus International Limited (11)
  • Willdan (11)
  • Karl Storz (11)
  • National Grid (10)

North Carolina

  • Franklin Energy (3)
  • The Curare Group (2)
  • HKA Enterprises (2)
  • North Carolina State University (2)
  • Randolph Electric Membership Corporation (2)
  • Randstad (2)
  • Arcxis (2)
  • Meridian Technologies (1)
  • Alliance Of Professionals And Consultants (1)
  • Michaels Energy (1)

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!