Updated August 22, 2022

Average Energy Trader Salary

$114,844yearly

$55.21 hourly

Entry level Salary
$66,000 yearly
$66,000
10 %
$114,844
Median
$198,000
90 %

How much does an Energy Trader make?

Energy traders make $114,844 per year on average, or $55.21 per hour, in the United States. Energy traders on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $66,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $198,000.

Location impacts how much an energy trader can expect to make. Energy traders make the most in Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia.

Highest Paying States For Energy Traders

The darker areas on the map show where energy traders earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Salary:

Energy Trader average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1New York$133,663$64.26108
2Maine$138,341$66.518
3Arizona$119,776$57.5833
4Virginia$126,844$60.9848
5Oregon$115,926$55.7333
6Pennsylvania$131,511$63.2333
7Michigan$114,828$55.2129
8Vermont$109,107$52.469
9Wisconsin$114,380$54.9919
10New Hampshire$109,887$52.8313
11Rhode Island$109,233$52.5210
12Idaho$109,107$52.4613
13California$128,101$61.59130
14North Carolina$115,301$55.4325
15New Mexico$108,212$52.0212
16Utah$109,958$52.8613
17North Dakota$101,485$48.798
18Indiana$111,134$53.4316
19Connecticut$107,656$51.7630
20Mississippi$106,143$51.038
21Massachusetts$109,713$52.7551
22New Jersey$115,885$55.7119
23Washington$111,571$53.6422
24Delaware$104,704$50.349
25Florida$110,804$53.2740
26Wyoming$96,826$46.5510
27Nevada$99,746$47.9520
28West Virginia$99,847$48.008
29District of Columbia$103,029$49.5318
30Minnesota$108,176$52.0120
31Oklahoma$101,394$48.7514
32Alabama$104,213$50.1011
33Tennessee$102,082$49.0815
34Georgia$104,615$50.3028
35Ohio$99,514$47.8438
36Nebraska$95,719$46.0215
37Alaska$93,181$44.809
38Colorado$99,138$47.6634
39Missouri$98,144$47.1828
40Illinois$95,892$46.1080
41Maryland$103,490$49.7522
42Hawaii$79,182$38.078
43Texas$92,828$44.6372
44South Dakota$75,871$36.4810
45Iowa$86,586$41.6319
46Arkansas$91,279$43.889
47Montana$80,534$38.728
48Louisiana$89,588$43.0711
49South Carolina$88,870$42.7316
50Kentucky$88,409$42.5011
51Kansas$82,505$39.6711

Highest Paying Cities For Energy Traders

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1New York, NY$136,397$65.58
2Newark, NJ$116,956$56.23
3Portland, OR$115,071$55.32
4Tampa, FL$113,932$54.77
5Andover, MA$110,426$53.09
6Denver, CO$98,779$47.49
7Chicago, IL$96,910$46.59
8Houston, TX$93,848$45.12
9Overland Park, KS$82,617$39.72

Energy Trader Salary Details

Average Energy Trader Salary Graph
Average Energy Trader Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Energy Trader's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$198,000$16,500$95
75th Percentile$153,000$12,750$74
Average$114,844$9,570$55
25th Percentile$86,000$7,167$41
10th Percentile$66,000$5,500$32

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Finance Representative$41,765$3,480$20.08124,645
Natural Gas Trader$108,588$9,049$52.212,180
Real Time Trader$104,519$8,710$50.2529,313
Trader$90,179$7,515$43.3617,351
Equity Trader$101,759$8,480$48.9217,507

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Shell Jobs (2)
  2. NRG Energy Jobs (2)
  3. American Electric Power Jobs (9)
  4. Florida Power and Light Jobs (2)
  5. Geneva Trading Jobs (2)

Which Companies Pay Energy Traders The Most?

The highest paying companies for energy traders are NRG Energy and ABN AMRO Chicago Corporation according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Tullett Prebon and Rainbow Energy Marketing report highly competitive wages for energy traders.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1NRG Energy$127,359$61.236
2ABN AMRO Chicago Corporation$125,342$60.26
3Tullett Prebon$117,767$56.62
4Rainbow Energy Marketing$114,274$54.94
5Pacifi$110,683$53.211
6Xcel Energy$78,490$37.74
7SEC, Inc.$62,400$30.00

Energy Trader Salary Trends

Average Energy Trader Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Energy Trader Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$115,000$55.21+4.1%
    2021$110,000$52.93+1.8%
    2020$108,000$51.95+3.7%
    2019$104,000$50.01+0.0%
    2018$104,000$49.99+1.5%

    Recently Added Energy Trader Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Xcel EnergyAssociate Energy TraderDenver, CO07/21/2022$87,000
    PacificorpAssociate Energy Transaction Trader-Portland, OR04/14/2022$72,500
    PacificorpAssociate Energy Transaction Trader-Portland, OR04/14/2022$72,500
    Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A.Associate Energy & Agricultural TraderNew York, NY02/23/2022$185,000
    Chelan County PudEnergy Term TraderWenatchee, WA08/04/2021$113,175
    Xcel EnergyAssociate Energy TraderDenver, CO07/27/2021$82,700
    Sesco PJM Strategy LLCEnergy TraderPittsburgh, PA04/12/2021$95,000
    TP ICAP Americas Holdings, Inc.Trading Desk Head, Energy & CommoditiesHouston, TX02/07/2021$200,000
    TP ICAP Americas Holdings, Inc.Trading Desk Head, Energy & CommoditiesHouston, TX02/07/2021$200,000
    Rainbow Energy Marketing CorporationEnergy TraderOverland Park, KS06/04/2018$85,000

    Energy Trader Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Energy Traders The Most?

    Maine pays Energy Traders the most in the United States, with an average salary of $138,341 per year, or $66.51 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As An Energy Trader?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Energy Trader if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $133,663 per year.

    What Type Of Energy Trader Gets Paid The Most?

    Natural Gas Trader gets paid the most. Natural Gas Trader made a median salary of $108,588. The best-paid 10 percent make $145,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $80,000.

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