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Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Based in Princeton, N.J.,electric services player NRG Energy, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Business Development Manager and Senior Financial Analyst positions. Compensation for NRG Energy, Inc. employees is around $81K annually on average. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at NRG Energy, Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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NRG Energy, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Princeton, New Jersey 08540

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Business Development Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $115K per year; IT Security Managers, Senior Programmer Analysts, and Senior Financial Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $115K, $107K, and approximately $89K, respectively. On the lower end are Marketing Associates at about $55K on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $82K annually. Overall, the greater share of NRG Energy, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $70K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $106K annually) can be spotted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; San Francisco, Calif. ($100K), the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. ($87K), and Washington, DC ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $70K) is Houston, Texas. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Maryland, where the average NRG Energy, Inc. employee makes $113K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $134K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $133K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at NRG Energy, Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $112K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Engineering Design; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $124K per year. A garden variety skill at NRG Energy, Inc. is Project Management; about one in five of NRG Energy, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, NRG Energy, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most workers participate. Most respondents can count on health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.

Key Stats for NRG Energy, Inc.


29 %
71 %
$37,248 - $87,711
$55,487 - $113,324
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 24 votes.
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