Energy consulting is an industry-specific subset of management consulting. Energy consultants advise utility companies, oil and gas companies, and other energy producers in matters concerning energy generation, sustainable solution implementation, cost minimization, and process efficiency.
Salary varies widely depending on role, education level, and location. Here is a sample of 2016 median salaries from the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor:
- Management Consultant: $81,330
- Operations Research Analyst: $79,200
- Environmental Specialists and Scientists: $68,910
Do your research to get a better sense of what specific companies in particular cities are paying entry-level employees. Check out Glassdoor and Salary.com to get an idea. Also, a cost of living calculator can be very useful when trying to compare salaries in different parts of the country.
Organizations and Alumni
Firms offering energy consulting services include:
- Competitive Energy Services (Portland, ME)
- Bain & Company
- FTI Consulting
- ABS Consulting