Average Salary for PG&E Corporation Employees

PG&E Corporation is a energy / utilities firm headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. that hires for Senior Business Analyst positions, Senior Mechanical Engineer roles, and more. Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to PG&E Corporation, where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $107K. Your job title influences pay for PG&E Corporation workers the most, followed by geography 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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Earning $146K annually on average, Principal Process Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers (around $136K), Engineering Supervisors (approximately $122K), and Senior Project Engineers ($112K). Earning only $82K on average, Systems Specialists make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $135K per year) can be spotted in Concord, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($129K), San Ramon, Calif. (about $105K), and the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. ($104K) are the next top-paying cities. Sacramento, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $73K.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $98K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $80K per year. The largest slice of the PG&E Corporation workforce (28 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $118K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $122K per year. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make $117K on average. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in approximately $148K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $122K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; just under one in four consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about two in five respondents receiving paid vacation and about one-half of workers receiving sick leave. PG&E Corporation workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of workers, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for PG&E Corporation


39 %
61 %
$44,042 - $126,374
$49,010 - $142,000
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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