Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $70K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $57K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $68K annually) can be spotted in Minneapolis, Minn.; Houston, Texas ($67K), Beaumont, Texas (approximately $59K), and Shreveport, La. ($52K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $50K) in Little Rock, Ark., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at about $69K per year.
Earning $65K annually on average, Project Engineers receive the most money, followed by Electrical Engineering Technologists ($62K), Marketing Consultants ($59K), and Mechanical Engineers (around $57K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Software Test Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $95K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Class A Commercial Driver License Holders with credentials; these people earn $79K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $63K per year.
When it comes to skills, Team Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $85K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workforce; close to two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-half of employees receive paid time off. The vast majority of survey participants save for retirement through CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for almost all workers and dental coverage for nearly all workers. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.