Principal Electrical Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $135K annually; Business Development Managers, Senior Financial Analysts, and Senior Business Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $115K, $89K, and $81K, respectively. Financial compensation for Marketing Associates is rather low — on average only around $55K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $65K per year. Overall, the greater share of NRG Energy, Inc. folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $87K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($110K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Scottsdale, Ariz. ($95K), San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $92K), and the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $65K) is Philadelphia, Pa. By state, NRG Energy, Inc. employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning around $103K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks (about $134K per year) than those without credentials. Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $133K annually. NRG Energy, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) are also well compensated, earning $113K on average.
Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $113K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one-sixth of NRG Energy, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at NRG Energy, Inc. are tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.