Average Salary for PG&E Corporation Employees

San Francisco, Calif.-based PG&E Corporation hires for positions ranging from Electrical Engineer to Engineering Supervisor in the energy / utilities industry. With average pay surpassing six figures at PG&E Corporation ($104K), workers enjoy generous pay. For the most part, employee paychecks at PG&E Corporation fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; how long you've been working and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

PG&E Corporation typically pays:
above market

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Employer: PG&E Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Engineering Supervisor (3)
$86,526 - $187,177  
[-]Engineering Supervisor (3)
Salary$87,243 - $164,859  
Bonus$3,146 - $26,960  
Total Pay$86,526 - $187,177  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$62,119 - $129,415  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$63,530 - $114,750  
Bonus$2,080 - $21,237  
Total Pay$62,119 - $129,415  
[+]Senior Project Engineer (2)
$91,636 - $151,293  
[+]Senior Project Engineer (2)
Salary$89,256 - $133,432  
Bonus$1,868 - $18,092  
Total Pay$91,636 - $151,293  
[+]Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) (2)
$94,490 - $175,008  
[+]Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) (2)
Salary$97,742 - $165,132  
Bonus$3,208 - $21,100  
Total Pay$94,490 - $175,008  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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About This Company

San Francisco, California 

Energy / Utilities

PG&E Corp, Pg&E National Energy Group

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Earning $158K on average, Engineering Group Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers ($136K), Senior Program Managers ($132K), and Engineering Supervisors (approximately $130K). Near the bottom at PG&E Corporation are Electrical Engineers, pulling in just about $82K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically around $76K. Overall, the greater share of PG&E Corporation folks have five to nine years of experience and earn $96K annually.


Median pay is highest in San Ramon (approximately $119K per year), followed by San Jose (around $110K), the company's headquarter city of San Francisco ($104K), and Sacramento (about $73K).

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $122K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people typically earn around $117K annually. The best paid folks at PG&E Corporation have a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Mechanical Engineering (ME), earning approximately $140K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Program Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $130K. A relatively widespread skill at PG&E Corporation is Project Management; between a fifth and a fourth of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-half of workers receive paid time off. PG&E Corporation helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of workers, and the greater part of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Key Stats for PG&E Corporation


37 %
63 %
$49,665 - $115,939
$52,515 - $135,354
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 12 votes.

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