Business Development Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $115K annually on average; IT Security Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $115K, followed by Senior Programmer Analysts earning about $107K and Senior Financial Analysts making approximately $89K. Marketing Associates at NRG Energy, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($55K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $82K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $70K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($106K per year) can be spotted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; San Francisco, Calif. ($100K), the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. ($87K), and Washington, DC (around $83K) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at about $70K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Maryland, where the average NRG Energy, Inc. employee makes $113K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $134K per year for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $133K annually. Regarding salaries and education, NRG Energy, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering the most — $112K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $124K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, approximately one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis as well.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and most respondents report having dental coverage. NRG Energy, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.