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 Software Engineer positions. Compensation for General Electric Co (GE) employees is around $85K per year on average. Though your role at the company and your city do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at General Electric Co (GE). 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

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $71K annually. Survey participants who have worked at General Electric Co (GE) for between five and 10 years earn $84K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $102K annually on average.


Operations Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $108K per year on average; Electrical Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $93K, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers earning approximately $92K and Software Engineers making about $89K. With salaries averaging around $74K, Design Engineers are among the lowest paid at General Electric Co (GE).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($98K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Milwaukee, Wisc. (approximately $90K), Houston, Texas ($88K), and Schenectady, N.Y. ($86K) are the next top-paying cities. Greenville, S.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $83K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. General Electric Co (GE) workers in California earn the most — approximately $114K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (around $111K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to about $110K per year for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. The best paid folks at General Electric Co (GE) have a Doctorate (PhD), earning $131K annually.


In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $120K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

General Electric Co (GE) lets only 31 percent take paid vacation and only one in five survey participants take sick leave. A large number of workers save for retirement through General Electric Co (GE)'s 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all survey participants, and a large number of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for General Electric Co (GE)


24 %
76 %
$52,233 - $104,322
$61,656 - $117,183

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 277 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$62,179 - $109,275
$72,762 - $113,488
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$67,958 - $100,617
$58,859 - $112,554
$85,000 - $138,446
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