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Average Salary for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Employees

Lake Charles, La.-based CenterPoint Energy, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Marketing Consultant in the energy / utilities. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees bring home $64K per year on average. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though geography and your job title are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Lineman (3)
$25,857 - $59,989  
[-]Lineman (3)
Total Pay$25,857 - $59,989  
[+]Crew Leader (2)
$32,589 - $171,199  
[+]Crew Leader (2)
Total Pay$32,589 - $171,199  
[+]Marketing Consultant (2)
$37,989 - $111,546  
[+]Marketing Consultant (2)
Salary$40,299 - $86,690  
Bonus$728 - $12,834  
Total Pay$37,989 - $111,546  
[+]Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) (2)
$82,846 - $149,058  
[+]Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) (2)
Bonus$1,939 - $13,266  
Total Pay$82,846 - $149,058  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Lake Charles, Louisiana 77002


Energy / Utilities


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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.

Key Stats for CenterPoint Energy, Inc.


25 %
75 %
$41,873 - $66,940
$50,825 - $97,362
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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