Energy Brokers

Energy Broker with Solar Panels.

Energy brokers are the liaisons between energy producers and consumers of energy products. They may work with residential or commercial energy companies. They negotiate the prices of energy products and contracts to help lower energy costs for daily operations for businesses and monthly energy bills for homeowners. Energy brokers also forecast the supply and demand of energy and monitor the flow of energy as consumer demand changes. There are approximately 953,870 services sales representatives, including energy brokers, employed in the United States. Energy brokers are a small portion of this sales field, with about 2,200 employed in the energy industry.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Negotiate prices and contracts for energy products and services for residential and commercial clients; analyze the energy market; promote energy products and services
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country, with highest employment in California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Speech
Experience Two or more years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager, Senior Energy Broker
  • Energy Broker
  • Junior Energy Broker

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