Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Based in Princeton, N.J.,electric services player NRG Energy, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Marketing Associate and Financial Analyst positions. The average employee at NRG Energy, Inc. takes home $78K annually. At NRG Energy, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your city — 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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Princeton, New Jersey 08540

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $122K per year) can be spotted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; New York, N.Y. (about $96K), the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. ($82K), and Houston, Texas (around $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Buffalo, N.Y. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $45K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Arizona pays NRG Energy, Inc. the most — $113K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Business Development Associates, Senior Financial Analysts, Account Executives, and Senior Business Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at $101K per year, the other salaries come in at $92K, $85K, and approximately $81K, respectively. Financial compensation for Marketing Associates is rather low — on average only around $49K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $83K annually. The largest fraction of NRG Energy, Inc. people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $60K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $137K annually for Professional Engineer License Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $135K per year. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Management at NRG Energy, Inc. — these employees make the most at around $115K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Engineering Design among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $135K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; just under one in four deem it necessary for work. Other top skills include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
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