Average Salary for PG&E Corporation Employees

Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., PG&E Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the energy / utilities, from Senior Business Analyst to Programmer Analyst. With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $106K), PG&E Corporation is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for PG&E Corporation workers, followed by your city and how long you've been working. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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San Francisco, California 

Energy / Utilities

PG&E Corp, Pg&E National Energy Group

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Principal Process Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $146K annually; Senior Mechanical Engineers, Senior Project Engineers, and Senior Business Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $136K, $112K, and $90K, respectively. On the lower end are Programmer Analysts at around $75K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K per year) can be spotted in Concord, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($129K), the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. (around $104K), and San Ramon, Calif. (approximately $103K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $73K) is Sacramento, Calif.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $78K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $99K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $117K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks ($122K per year) than those without credentials. Becoming a LEED Accredited Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $109K on average. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in about $148K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $119K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, slightly less than one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

38 percent have paid vacation, and only about half of employees can take paid time off for illness. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. PG&E Corporation provides health insurance to a large number of respondents, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at PG&E Corporation are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for PG&E Corporation


37 %
63 %
$43,631 - $116,374
$49,191 - $139,534
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 10 votes.

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