Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $71K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $84K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of General Electric Co (GE) employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $102K per year on average.
The highest paychecks go to Operations Managers, who earn an average $108K annually, closely trailed by Senior Mechanical Engineers ($93K), Electrical Engineers (around $90K), and Software Engineers (about $88K). General Electric Co (GE) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Design Engineers ($75K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $97K per year) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Milwaukee, Wisc. ($90K), Schenectady, N.Y. ($88K), and Houston, Texas (approximately $88K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Louisville, Ky. — at $84K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. General Electric Co (GE) workers in California earn the most — around $111K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $113K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $112K on average. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at General Electric Co (GE) come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $136K annually.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $120K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only a third of survey participants at General Electric Co (GE) enjoy paid vacation time, and just 22 percent can take sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and most employees use it to save for retirement. Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a company cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.