Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Based in Princeton, N.J.,electric services player NRG Energy, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Operations Analyst and Business Development Associate positions. The median income for NRG Energy, Inc. employees is $76K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at NRG Energy, Inc. fluctuate depending on geography; your job title and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Princeton, New Jersey 08540

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K per year) can be spotted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; New York, N.Y. ($109K), Houston, Texas (around $82K), and the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. (approximately $81K) are the next top-paying cities. At $45K, Buffalo, N.Y. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $100K annually) in Massachusetts.


Earning $113K per year on average, National Sales Managers receive the most money, followed by Business Development Associates (approximately $111K), Plant Engineers ($68K), and Financial Analysts (about $65K). Among the lower-paid positions at NRG Energy, Inc. are Marketing Associates — the median salary for this role approaches $48K.

Years of Experience

Average pay is around $89K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of NRG Energy, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $58K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $113K annually for OSHA 10 Hour Specialists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified Administrative Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $82K per year on average. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Management at NRG Energy, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $115K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Business Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $105K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; one in four consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Almost all employees have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of respondents also include dental insurance. Employees can also look forward to a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.

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