Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Based in Princeton, N.J.,electric services player NRG Energy, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Executive Administrative Assistant and Senior Financial Analyst positions. The median salary at NRG Energy, Inc. is $76K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at NRG Energy, Inc. fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. 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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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Business Development Associates, Senior Financial Analysts, Marketing Managers, and Executive Administrative Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at $111K annually, the other salaries come in at $92K, around $86K, and $64K, respectively. Near the bottom at NRG Energy, Inc. are Marketing Associates, pulling in an average of just approximately $49K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $87K per year. The largest slice of the NRG Energy, Inc. workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $60K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $96K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Scottsdale, Ariz. ($93K), Freehold, N.J. ($87K), and Houston, Texas (around $84K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $77K, San Francisco, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $97K annually) in Massachusetts.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Professional Engineer License Holders, who make $140K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $113K annually for accredited OSHA 10 Hour Specialists. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Management; NRG Energy, Inc. awards $115K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Business Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $105K per year. A relatively widespread skill at NRG Energy, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; about a fourth of employees use it for work. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Most employees report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of workers receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.

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based on 26 votes.
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