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.