Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $71K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $84K annually. The largest slice of the General Electric Co (GE) workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $103K per year.
Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $105K annually; Operations Managers, Software Engineers, and Electrical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $104K, $93K, and approximately $92K, respectively. Near the bottom at General Electric Co (GE) are Mechanical Engineers, pulling in an average of just $78K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $102K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga. ($94K), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($89K), and Houston, Texas (around $88K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($83K) in Greenville, S.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $113K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make about $111K per year. Regarding salaries and education, General Electric Co (GE) pays those with a Doctorate (PhD) the most — around $131K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $121K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among General Electric Co (GE) workers, with around one in four of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office as well.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent receive paid vacation, and only a fifth of respondents get sick leave. Most respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that General Electric Co (GE) sponsors. At General Electric Co (GE), most employees have health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.