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Average Salary for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Employees

Lake Charles, La.-based CenterPoint Energy, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Project Engineer in the energy / utilities. The average employee at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. takes home $64K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workers, followed by where you live and your job title. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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About This Company

Lake Charles, Louisiana 77002


Energy / Utilities


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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $67K annually on average. The largest fraction of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $57K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $68K annually) can be spotted in Minneapolis, Minn.; Houston, Texas ($67K), Shreveport, La. (approximately $52K), and Little Rock, Ark. (about $50K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Illinois, where the average salary is $69K per year.


The highest paychecks go to Project Engineers, who earn approximately $65K annually on average, closely trailed by Electrical Engineering Technologists (around $62K) and 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 $95K per year. Earning a Class A Commercial Driver License Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of about $79K annually on average. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at approximately $63K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Network Management / Administration; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $120K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workers, with more than two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Merely half of employees at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Almost all employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The vast majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all workers also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for CenterPoint Energy, Inc.


27 %
73 %
$37,095 - $66,561
$50,670 - $98,066
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
$42,247 - $78,800
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