Average Salary for General Electric Co (GE) Employees

Headquartered in Fairfield, Conn., General Electric Co (GE) offers a range of employment opportunities in the electrical and electronic equipment, from Mechanical Engineer to Design Engineer. A salary of $86K annually is the median rate at General Electric Co (GE). For the most part, employee paychecks at General Electric Co (GE) fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your role at the company and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut 06828


Electrical and electronic equipment, Motion Picture and Video Production, Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies, Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing, Electric Lamp Bulb and Part Manufacturing, Household Audio and Video Equipment, Household Appliances, Aircraft Engines and Engine Parts, Electric Housewares and Fans, Personal Credit Institutions


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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $69K per year on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $84K annually. The largest fraction of General Electric Co (GE) people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $103K per year on average.


Earning $116K annually on average, Operations Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers (around $95K), Electrical Engineers ($89K), and Mechanical Engineers (about $78K). With salaries averaging $73K, Design Engineers are among the lowest paid at General Electric Co (GE).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $98K per year) can be spotted in Albany, N.Y.; Greenville, S.C. ($93K), Houston, Texas (approximately $91K), and Louisville, Ky. ($89K) are the next top-paying cities. Cincinnati, Ohio is near the bottom for pay at approximately $82K. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — around $112K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers earn $127K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to $120K annually for accredited Certified Public Accountants. Regarding salaries and education, General Electric Co (GE) pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business the most — about $125K.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $118K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over a fifth of General Electric Co (GE)'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

One in three employees have paid vacation, and only about one in four respondents can take paid time off for illness. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. The vast majority of employees report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for General Electric Co (GE)


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79 %
$49,488 - $107,031
$61,249 - $117,130
Less than 1 year
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5-9 years
10-19 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 230 votes.
$60,697 - $109,300
$52,874 - $108,000
$69,751 - $111,969
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$65,588 - $103,574
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