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 near the bottom for pay at approximately $50K. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workers in Illinois earn the most — $90K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $70K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $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 $62K along with Mechanical Engineers ($57K).
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Software Test Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $95K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Class A Commercial Driver License Holder is rewarded with median pay of $79K annually. At CenterPoint Energy, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $63K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Team Leadership; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $85K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; more than two-fifths deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only one-half of workers. The vast majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that CenterPoint Energy, Inc. sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of employees, and for nearly all workers, dental coverage is too. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.