When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($93K annually) can be spotted in Downers Grove, Ill.; Minneapolis, Minn. (about $68K), Houston, Texas (around $67K), and Shreveport, La. ($52K) are the next top-paying cities. Little Rock, Ark. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $50K. By state, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $90K per year.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $70K annually on average. The largest fraction of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $58K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Project Engineers — their earnings average around $65K annually. Electrical Engineering Technologists are a close second at about $62K along with Mechanical Engineers (approximately $57K).
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Software Test Engineers, who make $95K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Class A Commercial Driver License Holder is rewarded with median pay of around $79K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $63K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Team Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $85K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; more than two-fifths of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one-half of employees. Almost all respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.