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Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Princeton, New Jersey-based NRG Energy, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Senior Accountant to Business Development Manager in the electric services industry. The average NRG Energy, Inc. employee earns $82K annually. At NRG Energy, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

NRG Energy, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: NRG Energy, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Power Plant Operator (6)
$47,747 - $98,246  
[-]Power Plant Operator (6)
Bonus$592 - $7,518  
Total Pay$47,747 - $98,246  
[+]Business Development Manager (3)
$71,326 - $179,469  
[+]Business Development Manager (3)
Salary$66,402 - $144,797  
Bonus$5,093 - $44,097  
Total Pay$71,326 - $179,469  
[+]Senior Accountant (3)
$63,067 - $113,921  
[+]Senior Accountant (3)
Salary$57,314 - $97,106  
Bonus$2,078 - $18,555  
Total Pay$63,067 - $113,921  
[+]Meteorologist (2)
$45,306 - $122,089  
[+]Meteorologist (2)
Salary$49,087 - $106,302  
Bonus$1,037 - $28,598  
Total Pay$45,306 - $122,089  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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NRG Energy, Inc. Details

Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Electric Services

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Median pay is highest in Scottsdale ($133K per year), followed by El Segundo (approximately $112K), San Francisco (around $108K), and the company's headquarter city of Princeton (about $87K). Philadelphia is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $60K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Arizona pays NRG Energy, Inc. the most — $133K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Principal Electrical Engineers, Business Development Managers, Business Operations Managers, and Meteorologists; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $135K, the other salaries come in at $115K, around $105K, and about $85K, respectively. NRG Energy, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Financial Analysts ($70K).

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $70K. A typical employee has five to nine years of experience and earns $79K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Professional Engineer License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach $135K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Salaries typically rise to approximately $134K annually for accredited Certified Professional Engineer s. NRG Energy, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering — these employees rake in about $138K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Budget Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $128K. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than one-fifth of NRG Energy, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a majority of workers get vacation time, whereas 31 percent get paid sick leave. At NRG Energy, Inc., a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats

31 %
69 %
$43,631 - $89,553
$53,180 - $114,899
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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