ENERGY BROKERS buy or sell energy for customers. They act as agents between energy producers and energy consumers. Energy brokers work with industrial or commercial customers to help them save on natural gas and electricity costs. They gather data about how much energy consumers use (gas, electric, solar, oil), and identify which utility markets have the best opportunities for savings. Energy brokers submit bids to energy suppliers, and write contracts and agreements to be signed by energy users and suppliers.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $48,500 average per year ($23.25 per hour)
- A large occupation (531,400 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.4% per year)
Promotion for ENERGY BROKERS often takes the form of an assignment to a larger account where commissions are usually higher. Some may move into jobs as trainers. Those who have good sales records, leadership ability, and further education may advance to supervisory or management positions.
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