Details Report for:
41-3099.01 - Energy Brokers
Buy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Purchase or sell energy or energy derivatives for customers.
- Contact prospective buyers or sellers of power to arrange transactions.
- Create product packages based on assessment of customers' or potential customers' needs.
- Educate customers and answer customer questions related to the buying or selling of energy, energy markets, or alternative energy sources.
- Explain contracts or related documents to customers.
- Forecast energy supply and demand to minimize the cost of meeting load demands and to maximize the value of supply resources.
- Negotiate prices or contracts for energy sales or purchases.
- Price energy based on market conditions.
- Analyze customer bills and utility rate structures to select optimal rate structures for customers.
- Develop or deliver proposals or presentations on topics such as the purchase or sale of energy.
- Facilitate the delivery or receipt of wholesale power or retail load scheduling.
- Monitor the flow of energy in response to changes in consumer demand.
- Analyze and evaluate energy supply bids to determine the best options.
- Monitor energy supply contracts to ensure proper implementation and execution by suppliers.
- Prepare and send requests for price quotations to all energy companies in a particular market.
- Research and recommend new products or services, such as alternative energy sources or renewable energy credits.
Tools used in this occupation:
|Facsimile machines — Fax machines|
|Notebook computers — Laptop computers|
|Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment|
|Scanners — Computer data input scanners|
|Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems|
Technology used in this occupation:
|Customer relationship management CRM software — Oracle Siebel CRM|
|Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access|
|Development environment software — Microsoft Visual Basic|
|Financial analysis software — Multiple trading transaction systems|
|Internet browser software — Web browser software|
|Office suite software — Microsoft Office software|
|Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint|
|Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel|
|Word processing software — Microsoft Word|
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Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.
Employment data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.
Industry data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.
|Median wages (2012)||$24.45 hourly, $50,850 annual|
|Employment (2010)||561,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2010-2020)||Average (10% to 19%)|
|Projected job openings (2010-2020)||270,100|
|Top industries (2010)||
Information (17% employed in this sector)
State & National
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2010-2020 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2010-2020). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.