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.