Bringing in the most money are Business Development Associates — their earnings average around $111K per year. Senior Financial Analysts are a close second at $90K along with Marketing Managers (about $70K) and Financial Analysts ($69K). Marketing Associates at NRG Energy, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($50K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $113K annually) can be spotted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Boston, Mass. (around $100K), San Francisco, Calif. ($92K), and the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. ($86K) are the next top-paying cities. Philadelphia, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $54K. NRG Energy, Inc. workers in Massachusetts earn the most — $97K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $86K annually. The largest slice of the NRG Energy, Inc. workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $61K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $135K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Professional Engineer is rewarded with median pay of $134K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business at NRG Energy, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach around $218K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Financial Modeling among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $88K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most respondents also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.