When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($133K annually) can be spotted in Scottsdale; El Segundo (around $112K), San Francisco (approximately $108K), and the company's headquarter city of Princeton (about $87K) are the next top-paying cities. Philadelphia is near the bottom for pay at $60K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Arizona, where the average NRG Energy, Inc. employee makes $133K per year.
The highest paychecks go to Principal Electrical Engineers, who earn approximately $135K, closely trailed by Business Development Managers (about $115K), Business Operations Managers ($105K), and Meteorologists ($85K). Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at around $70K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $70K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of NRG Energy, Inc. employees (28 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn approximately $79K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $135K for Professional Engineer License Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Salaries typically rise to about $134K per year for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. Regarding salaries and education, NRG Energy, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering the most — $138K.
Skill-wise, employees who report Budget Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $128K on average. A common skill in NRG Energy, Inc.'s work force is Project Management; just under one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
More than half of workers do get paid time off for vacation, but only 31 percent get paid sick time. A strong majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A solid majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for the greater part of workers also include dental insurance. NRG Energy, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.