Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Princeton, N.J., electric services company NRG Energy, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Business Development Manager to Senior Financial Analyst. The median income for NRG Energy, Inc. employees is $81K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for NRG Energy, Inc. employees is your job title, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Electric Services

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Business Development Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $115K annually — though IT Security Managers, Senior Programmer Analysts, and Senior Financial Analysts also do fairly well at approximately $115K, $107K, and about $89K, respectively. Marketing Associates make an average around $55K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $69K per year. The largest fraction of NRG Energy, Inc. people (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn about $87K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $92K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. ($87K), Scottsdale, Ariz. ($76K), and New York, N.Y. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Indiana, Pa. is near the bottom for pay at $66K. By state, NRG Energy, Inc. employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning $110K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers earn $134K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Professional Engineer License Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $133K annually. NRG Energy, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at $103K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $143K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; a little less than a fifth of NRG Energy, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office as well.

Benefits and Perks

Most employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, free drinks, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for NRG Energy, Inc.


29 %
71 %
$37,506 - $87,608
$55,271 - $112,297
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 20 votes.

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