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Average Salary for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the energy / utilities industry, from Field Service Technician to Project Engineer. The average employee at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. takes home $63K annually. Though what you do at the company and how long you've been working do impact pay, your city is the primary influence on employee salary at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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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.
[-]Field Service Technician (5)
$31,223 - $74,565  
[-]Field Service Technician (5)
Salary$35,657 - $74,193  
Bonus$324.57 - $5,770  
Total Pay$31,223 - $74,565  
[+]Project Engineer (3)
$47,624 - $83,104  
[+]Project Engineer (3)
Salary$47,884 - $75,837  
Bonus$809 - $9,694  
Total Pay$47,624 - $83,104  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$50,496 - $124,425  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$49,638 - $81,686  
Bonus$980 - $10,369  
Total Pay$50,496 - $124,425  
[+]Lineman (3)
$27,134 - $58,992  
[+]Lineman (3)
Total Pay$27,134 - $58,992  
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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: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Details

Lake Charles, Louisiana 77002


Energy / Utilities


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Median pay is highest in Minneapolis ($72K per year), followed by Houston (about $62K), Beaumont ($59K), and Little Rock (around $58K). High paychecks are not found in Lafayette; in fact, at approximately $49K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Minnesota earn the most, taking home $72K annually.


Typically, Electrical Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at around $63K; Electrical Engineering Technologists, Project Engineers, and Marketing Consultants also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $62K, $59K, and about $59K, respectively. Operations Technicians at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($49K) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those with at least five years experience, pay generally amounts to approximately $63K. By and large, the biggest segment of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s workforce (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and take home $58K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Software Test Engineer s have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $95K. Class A Commercial Driver License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at approximately $79K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. — these employees make the most at $60K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Scheduling in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $68K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, over a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Most employees take advantage of the company's attractive benefits package; a majority of workers are paid for both vacation and sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

22 %
78 %
$41,275 - $69,105
$47,595 - $72,975
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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