Average Salary for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Employees

Based in Lake Charles, La.,energy / utilities player CenterPoint Energy, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Electrical Engineer and Senior Director, Operations positions. Compensation for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. employees is around $73K per year on average. Your role at the company influences pay for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. workers the most, followed by where you live and your experience level. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Median Salary by Job


Electrical Engineer
6 profiles

Right Of Way Agent
3 profiles

Accounting Specialist
2 profiles

United States (change)

Reporting Analyst
2 profiles

Key Account Manager
2 profiles

Customer Service Representative (CSR)
2 profiles

Training Specialist
2 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
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Find out more about pay at CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

About This Company

Lake Charles, Louisiana 77002


Energy / Utilities


Source: Freebase


Senior Director, Operationss represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $175K annually — though Electrical Engineers, Right Of Way Agents, and Training Specialists also do fairly well at about $78K, $69K, and around $56K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. are Customer Service Representatives — the median salary for this role approaches $34K.


Residents of Minneapolis, Minn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $75K per year; other top-paying cities include Houston, Texas ($71K) and Little Rock, Ark. (around $38K). The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where salaries average out at $70K annually.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $65K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $69K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $108K per year for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $74K on average. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in $172K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Strategic Planning; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $173K per year. A common skill in CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s work force is Microsoft Office; nearly one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only two-fifths of employees. To plan for old age, a large number of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and almost all respondents do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for CenterPoint Energy, Inc.


32 %
68 %
$37,149 - $108,569
$49,642 - $87,105

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$55,968 - $67,517
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

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