Average Salary for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Employees

Based in Lake Charles, La.,energy / utilities player CenterPoint Energy, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Electrical Engineer and Right Of Way Agent positions. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees bring home $71K per year on average. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though your experience level and your city are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana 77002


Energy / Utilities


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Earning $175K annually on average, Senior Director, Operationss receive the most money, followed by Senior Counsels ($152K), Electrical Engineers (around $74K), and Right Of Way Agents (approximately $69K). On the lower end are Training Specialists at $56K on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $62K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees (29 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $67K annually on average.


Residents of Houston, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $72K per year; other top-paying cities include Minneapolis, Minn. ($55K) and Little Rock, Ark. (about $39K). By state, Texas offers the highest pay at $70K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $152K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $108K annually. The best paid folks at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning approximately $175K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $173K annually. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; nearly one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Strategic Planning round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. gives paid vacation to one-half of survey participants and paid sick leave to 42 percent. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and most survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and almost all survey participants get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for CenterPoint Energy, Inc.


32 %
68 %
$37,128 - $91,750
$53,282 - $97,211

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$55,502 - $70,690
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
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