Average Salary for NRG Energy, Inc. Employees

NRG Energy, Inc. is a electric services firm headquartered in Princeton, N.J. that hires for Marketing Manager positions, Business Development Associate roles, and more. The average NRG Energy, Inc. employee earns $75K annually. At NRG Energy, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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NRG Energy, Inc. Median Salary by Job


Marketing Manager
5 profiles

Marketing Associate
5 profiles

Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
5 profiles

United States (change)

Senior Financial Analyst
5 profiles

Systems Analyst
4 profiles

Financial Analyst
4 profiles

Business Development Manager
3 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 206
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About This Company

Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Electric Services

Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($122K per year) can be spotted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; New York, N.Y. ($96K), the company's headquarter city of Princeton, N.J. (around $83K), and Houston, Texas (about $82K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $45K) in Buffalo, N.Y., one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Arizona; salaries there average to $122K annually.


Account Executives represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $116K per year — though Business Intelligence Managers, Business Development Associates, and Plant Engineers also do fairly well at $112K, around $111K, and $68K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at NRG Energy, Inc. are Marketing Managers — the median salary for this role approaches about $63K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $85K annually. Overall, the greater share of NRG Energy, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $58K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $82K annually for Certified Administrative Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning an OSHA 10 Hour Specialist certification garners significant financial rewards of $77K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance; NRG Energy, Inc. awards $105K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Business Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $105K annually. A common skill in NRG Energy, Inc.'s work force is Microsoft Excel; one in four of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees save for retirement through NRG Energy, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Almost all workers have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. NRG Energy, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for NRG Energy, Inc.


42 %
58 %
$48,007 - $90,154
$40,123 - $111,756

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for NRG Energy, Inc.

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. Princeton, New Jersey
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. New York, New York
  6. Buffalo, New York
  7. Scottsdale, Arizona

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