The highest average salaries go to Senior Director, Operationss, who bring in close to approximately $175K annually, though Electrical Engineers are not far behind at $74K along with Right Of Way Agents ($69K) and Training Specialists ($56K). Among the lower-paid positions at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. are Customer Service Representatives — the median salary for this role approaches around $34K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $64K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $67K annually on average.
Residents of Minneapolis, Minn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $75K per year; other top-paying cities include Houston, Texas (around $71K) and Little Rock, Ark. ($38K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $70K annually) in Texas.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $108K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Engineer in Trainings also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $70K annually. At CenterPoint Energy, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) receive the highest salaries at $172K.
In this position, it pays to have Strategic Planning in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $173K per year. A garden variety skill at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; just under a fourth of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 45 percent receiving paid vacation and approximately two in five workers receiving sick leave. A fair number of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all survey participants and dental coverage for almost all survey participants. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.