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. The average General Electric Co (GE) employee earns $86K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for General Electric Co (GE) workers, followed by your role at the company and geography. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $84K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K per year on average. The largest slice of the General Electric Co (GE) workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $102K annually.


Lead Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $107K per year, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers ($98K), Controls Engineers (around $82K), and Software Engineers (about $75K). On the lower end are Manufacturing Engineers at $73K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in Louisville, Ky.; Houston, Texas (approximately $93K), Atlanta, Ga. (around $92K), and Greenville, S.C. ($89K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($84K) in Albany, N.Y., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average General Electric Co (GE) employee makes around $110K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $125K annually for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) make the most here, hauling in $140K per year.


Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $115K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about two in five respondents receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a third of workers receiving sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at General Electric Co (GE), including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and almost all workers get dental coverage. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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$48,510 - $103,483
$60,960 - $116,698

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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