Average Salary for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Employees

Lake Charles, La.-based CenterPoint Energy, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Field Service Technician to Project Engineer in the energy / utilities industry. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. pays its employees $63K annually on average. At CenterPoint Energy, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Field Service Technician (4)
$29,282 - $71,312  
[-]Field Service Technician (4)
Salary$35,269 - $75,080  
Bonus$402.11 - $6,478  
Total Pay$29,282 - $71,312  
[+]Lineman (3)
$26,553 - $60,688  
[+]Lineman (3)
Total Pay$26,553 - $60,688  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$50,557 - $128,623  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$49,139 - $79,407  
Bonus$992 - $10,088  
Total Pay$50,557 - $128,623  
[+]Marketing Consultant (2)
$37,474 - $114,833  
[+]Marketing Consultant (2)
Salary$38,843 - $85,988  
Bonus$654 - $11,930  
Total Pay$37,474 - $114,833  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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About This Company

Lake Charles, Louisiana 77002


Energy / Utilities


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Median pay is highest in Minneapolis ($72K per year), followed by Houston ($62K), Beaumont (about $59K), and Little Rock (approximately $58K). Lafayette is near the bottom for pay at around $49K. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workers in Minnesota earn the most — $72K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Electrical Engineers, who bring in close to $63K, though Electrical Engineering Technologists are not far behind at $62K along with Project Engineers ($59K) and Marketing Consultants (around $59K). Among the lower-paid positions at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. are Operations Technicians — typical salaries for this role approach approximately $49K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $63K. The largest slice of the CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workforce (39 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns around $58K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $95K for Certified Software Test Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Class A Commercial Driver License Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of $79K annually. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning about $60K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Scheduling; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $68K. A common skill in CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s work force is Microsoft Excel; over a third of survey participants report using it on the job. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At CenterPoint Energy, Inc., the greater part of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for CenterPoint Energy, Inc.


22 %
78 %
$41,275 - $69,105
$47,595 - $72,975
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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