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 annually. At General Electric Co (GE), the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from 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

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $68K per year. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $84K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of General Electric Co (GE) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $102K per year.


Lead Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $107K annually, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers ($98K), Mechanical Engineers (about $75K), and Electrical Engineers (around $75K). With salaries averaging $73K, Manufacturing Engineers are among the lowest paid at General Electric Co (GE).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Houston, Texas (about $92K), Greenville, S.C. ($89K), and Louisville, Ky. (approximately $88K) are the next top-paying cities. Albany, N.Y. is near the bottom for pay at $83K. Across General Electric Co (GE)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $110K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $126K per year for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $125K on average. General Electric Co (GE) provides the highest financial reward to those with a law degree — these employees rake in $178K annually.


In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $116K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just under one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at General Electric Co (GE); the company rewards only two-fifths of workers with paid vacation time and only 29 percent with sick leave. General Electric Co (GE) workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At General Electric Co (GE), most employees have health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage. General Electric Co (GE) folks also make good use of a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for General Electric Co (GE)


21 %
79 %
$49,115 - $105,771
$60,541 - $116,289
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 182 votes.
$57,525 - $104,803
$96,957 - $132,036
$30,609 - $97,440

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