When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $93K annually) can be spotted in Downers Grove, Ill.; Minneapolis, Minn. (approximately $68K), Houston, Texas ($67K), and Shreveport, La. ($52K) are the next top-paying cities. At $50K, Little Rock, Ark. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at about $90K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $71K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. 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.
Project Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing around $65K annually; Electrical Engineering Technologists are next on the list, bringing in close to $62K, followed by Mechanical Engineers earning approximately $57K.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Software Test Engineers receive bigger paychecks (about $95K per year) than those without credentials. Becoming a Class A Commercial Driver License Holder can certainly pay off here; those folks make $79K on average. The best paid folks at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $63K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Network Management / Administration; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $120K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; close to two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Only one-half of respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and the vast majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For almost all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of employees get dental coverage, too. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.