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. The average employee at NRG Energy, Inc. takes home $81K annually. Your role at the company influences pay for NRG Energy, Inc. workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Princeton, New Jersey 08540

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Business Development Managers earn the highest median pay at $115K per year, followed by IT Security Managers (around $115K), Senior Programmer Analysts ($107K), and Senior Financial Analysts (approximately $89K). Financial compensation for Marketing Associates is rather low — on average only $55K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $69K annually. The largest fraction of NRG Energy, Inc. people (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $87K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $92K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. (about $87K), Scottsdale, Ariz. (around $76K), and New York, N.Y. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($66K) in Indiana, Pa., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Massachusetts offers the highest pay at around $110K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $134K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials; these people earn $133K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, NRG Energy, Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — about $103K.


In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $143K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one-fifth of NRG Energy, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Most employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that NRG Energy, Inc. sponsors. A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at NRG Energy, Inc. are a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, free drinks, and a stock purchase plan.

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71 %
$37,506 - $87,608
$55,271 - $112,297

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