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 median income for NRG Energy, Inc. employees is $84K annually. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at NRG Energy, Inc. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Princeton, New Jersey 08540

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Business Development Managers earn the highest median pay at $115K per year, followed by IT Security Managers ($115K), Senior Financial Analysts (approximately $89K), and Engineering Analysts (around $78K). On the lower end are Marketing Associates at about $55K on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $68K annually on average. The largest slice of the NRG Energy, Inc. workforce (30 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, around $88K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($110K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Scottsdale, Ariz. ($95K), San Francisco, Calif. ($92K), and the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. (approximately $87K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Philadelphia, Pa. at about $71K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Massachusetts, where they average to approximately $103K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $134K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials; these people earn around $133K per year on average. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in $103K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Engineering Design; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $113K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among NRG Energy, Inc. workers, with around one in six of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office as well.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, NRG Energy, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of respondents participate. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Perks also include a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, free drinks, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for NRG Energy, Inc.


30 %
70 %
$38,116 - $88,132
$54,531 - $113,019
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 19 votes.

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