Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $84K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K annually on average. The largest fraction of General Electric Co (GE) people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $102K per year on average.
The highest average salaries go to Lead Software Engineers, who bring in close to about $107K annually, though Senior Mechanical Engineers are not far behind at $98K along with Controls Engineers ($82K) and Software Engineers ($75K). On the lower end are Manufacturing Engineers at $73K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K per year) can be spotted in Louisville, Ky.; Houston, Texas (around $93K), Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $92K), and Greenville, S.C. (about $89K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Albany, N.Y. — at $84K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average General Electric Co (GE) employee makes around $110K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $125K per year. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) make the most here, hauling in about $140K annually.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $115K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
General Electric Co (GE) lets only two in five workers take paid vacation and only 30 percent take sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for the vast majority of respondents also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.