Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Princeton, N.J.-based NRG Energy, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Senior Financial Analyst to Marketing Associate in the electric services. NRG Energy, Inc. employees bring home $81K per year on average. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for NRG Energy, Inc. workers, followed by your experience level and where you live. 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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Principal Electrical Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $135K annually; Business Development Managers, Senior Financial Analysts, and Senior Business Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $115K, $89K, and $81K, respectively. Financial compensation for Marketing Associates is rather low — on average only around $55K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $65K per year. Overall, the greater share of NRG Energy, Inc. folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $87K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($110K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Scottsdale, Ariz. ($95K), San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $92K), and the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $65K) is Philadelphia, Pa. By state, NRG Energy, Inc. employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning around $103K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks (about $134K per year) than those without credentials. Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $133K annually. NRG Energy, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) are also well compensated, earning $113K on average.


Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $113K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one-sixth of NRG Energy, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at NRG Energy, Inc. are tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for NRG Energy, Inc.


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$39,149 - $85,673
$53,983 - $115,834
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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