Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Based in Princeton, N.J.,electric services sector player NRG Energy, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Senior Accountant and Business Development Manager positions. A salary of $82K per year is the going rate at NRG Energy, Inc. Your city influences pay for NRG Energy, Inc. workers the most, followed by your job title and your experience level. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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NRG Energy, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: NRG Energy, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Power Plant Operator (6)
$47,259 - $98,664  
[-]Power Plant Operator (6)
Bonus$694 - $7,953  
Total Pay$47,259 - $98,664  
[+]Business Development Manager (3)
$72,567 - $182,630  
[+]Business Development Manager (3)
Salary$66,715 - $146,876  
Bonus$5,406 - $46,425  
Total Pay$72,567 - $182,630  
[+]Senior Accountant (3)
$62,291 - $113,011  
[+]Senior Accountant (3)
Salary$57,794 - $96,595  
Bonus$2,655 - $20,789  
Total Pay$62,291 - $113,011  
[+]Financial Analyst (3)
$58,475 - $98,979  
[+]Financial Analyst (3)
Salary$54,028 - $84,420  
Bonus$3,484 - $18,083  
Total Pay$58,475 - $98,979  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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About This Company

Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Electric Services

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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.

Key Stats for NRG Energy, Inc.


31 %
69 %
$43,631 - $89,553
$53,180 - $114,899
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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