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Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., NRG Energy, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the electric services, from Business Development Manager to Senior Financial Analyst. Compensation for NRG Energy, Inc. employees is around $81K per year on average. At NRG Energy, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and geography each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

NRG Energy, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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About This Company

Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Electric Services

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Business Development Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $115K annually on average; IT Security Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $115K, followed by Senior Programmer Analysts earning about $107K and Senior Financial Analysts making approximately $89K. Marketing Associates at NRG Energy, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($55K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $82K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $70K annually.


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

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $134K per year for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $133K annually. Regarding salaries and education, NRG Energy, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering the most — $112K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $124K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, approximately one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and most respondents report having dental coverage. NRG Energy, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized 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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