Senior Director, Operationss represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $175K per year — though Senior Counsels, Electrical Engineers, and Right Of Way Agents also do fairly well at around $152K, $74K, and $69K, respectively. 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 (approximately $34K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $63K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees (30 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $67K per year on average.
Residents of Minneapolis, Minn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $75K annually; other top-paying cities include Houston, Texas (around $71K) and Little Rock, Ark. ($38K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of Texas pays CenterPoint Energy, Inc. the most — $70K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn approximately $152K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn $108K per year on average. The best paid folks at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning approximately $175K annually.
When it comes to skills, Strategic Planning seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $173K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, just under one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 44 percent. A large number of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. provides health insurance to nearly all survey participants, and nearly all respondents do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include flexible hours, a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.