Operations Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $104K per year; Maintenance Supervisors, Safety Consultants, and Electrical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $103K, $84K, and about $75K, respectively. Accounting Analysts at Xcel Energy, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $52K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $77K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Xcel Energy, Inc. workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $65K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $104K annually) can be spotted in Red Wing, Minn.; Welch, Minn. (around $94K), Eau Claire, Wisc. ($80K), and St. Paul, Minn. (about $80K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Amarillo, Texas; in fact, at $72K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $80K per year) in Wisconsin.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $107K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $106K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) at Xcel Energy, Inc. — these employees make the most at about $97K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $102K per year. A common skill in Xcel Energy, Inc.'s work force is Project Management; nearly one in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Engineering Design as well.
Benefits and Perks
It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most employees report having health insurance, and a strong majority of employees report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.