Bringing in the most money are Senior Electrical Engineers — their earnings average about $87K annually. Electrical Engineers are a close second at $70K along with Financial Specialists (around $65K) and Nuclear Engineers ($59K).
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $79K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $53K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $87K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people earn approximately $60K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering; Georgia Power Company awards about $59K to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $77K per year. A common skill in Georgia Power Company's work force is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Financial Analysis, Engineering Design, and AutoCAD round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
With an eye toward the future, Georgia Power Company offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Benefits include paid time off, but Georgia Power Company hands out more vacation days than sick days; a little more than half of workers report receiving the former, but only 38 percent report receiving the latter. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all respondents and dental coverage for a large number of employees. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and company car / automobile.