Senior Electrical Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $87K annually; Electrical Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $70K, while Financial Specialists and Nuclear Engineers rank near the top as well ($65K and about $59K, respectively).
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Georgia Power Company for between five and 10 years earn $79K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $51K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $87K per year for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $60K on average. Georgia Power Company provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering — these employees rake in $59K annually.
When it comes to skills, AutoCAD seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $76K per year. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Financial Analysis, Engineering Design, and Accounting.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 38 percent report receiving the former, whereas over one-half of workers report receiving the latter. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Georgia Power Company provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and company car / automobile.