Operations Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $104K per year; Maintenance Supervisors, Senior Electrical Engineers, and Safety Consultants also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $103K, approximately $97K, and $84K, respectively. Accounting Analysts make an average around $52K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $77K annually. Overall, the greater share of Xcel Energy, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $64K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($104K annually) can be spotted in Red Wing, Minn.; Welch, Minn. ($94K), Eau Claire, Wisc. (about $80K), and St. Paul, Minn. (around $80K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Amarillo, Texas at approximately $72K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Wisconsin pays Xcel Energy, Inc. the most — about $80K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $107K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning an OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $106K per year on average. Xcel Energy, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)-holders the most at $97K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $102K per year. A common skill in Xcel Energy, Inc.'s work force is Project Management; close to one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for a solid majority of survey participants. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.