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Average Salary for General Electric Co (GE) Employees

Based in Fairfield, Conn.,electrical and electronic equipment player General Electric Co (GE) offers many employment opportunities, including Mechanical Engineer and Design Engineer positions. General Electric Co (GE) employees bring home $88K per year on average. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at General Electric Co (GE), but your job title and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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General Electric Co (GE) typically pays:
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Similar employers pay:
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Employer: General Electric Co (GE)
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Mechanical Engineer (36)
$63,406 - $103,841  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (36)
Salary$63,406 - $103,841  
Bonus$98.95 - $4,208  
Total Pay$63,406 - $103,841  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (24)
$82,132 - $141,000  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (24)
Salary$82,132 - $138,195  
Bonus$1,545 - $20,017  
Total Pay$82,132 - $141,000  
[+]Design Engineer (18)
$63,262 - $86,013  
[+]Design Engineer (18)
Salary$62,413 - $86,013  
Bonus$419.94 - $6,186  
Total Pay$63,262 - $86,013  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (16)
$55,297 - $94,609  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (16)
Salary$59,122 - $90,824  
Bonus$507 - $7,963  
Total Pay$55,297 - $94,609  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,022

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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

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $69K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $85K per year. The largest slice of the General Electric Co (GE) workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $103K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Lead Software Engineers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $107K per year, the other salaries come in at $100K, approximately $80K, and $78K, respectively. On the lower end are Manufacturing Engineers at $73K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K annually) can be spotted in Greenville, S.C.; Houston, Texas (approximately $95K), Cleveland, Ohio (about $93K), and Louisville, Ky. (around $89K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Albany, N.Y. — at $85K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across General Electric Co (GE)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $110K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $123K annually for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The highest-paying degree here is a law degree; General Electric Co (GE) awards $215K to these degree-holders.


Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $120K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the General Electric Co (GE) workforce; one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only two in five survey participants at General Electric Co (GE) enjoy paid vacation time, and just 31 percent can take sick leave. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the vast majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for General Electric Co (GE)


22 %
78 %
$49,070 - $107,070
$62,009 - $117,628
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.
$59,156 - $100,303
$91,000 - $132,036
$30,791 - $96,564
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