Average Salary for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Employees

Lake Charles, La.-based CenterPoint Energy, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Electrical Engineer to Customer Service Representative in the energy / utilities. The average employee at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. takes home $73K per year. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your city and your experience level are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana 77002


Energy / Utilities


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Senior Director, Operationss are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $175K annually on average; Electrical Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $78K, followed by Right Of Way Agents earning about $69K and Training Specialists making approximately $56K. Customer Service Representatives at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($34K on average) at the company.


Residents of Minneapolis, Minn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $75K per year; other top-paying cities include Houston, Texas ($72K) and Little Rock, Ark. (around $38K). CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workers in Texas earn the most — $71K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $65K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees (30 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $73K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $108K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Engineer in Training is rewarded with median pay of $74K annually. The best paid folks at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning $172K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $175K annually. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workforce; close to one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Two-fifths of survey participants — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A fair number of employees participate in a 401(k) program. The vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for almost all survey participants also include dental insurance. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for CenterPoint Energy, Inc.


32 %
68 %
$37,149 - $108,569
$49,642 - $87,105

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$55,968 - $67,517
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
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