Average Salary for General Electric Co (GE) Employees

Operating out of Fairfield, Conn., electrical and electronic equipment company General Electric Co (GE) employs talent in positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Software Engineer. The median salary at General Electric Co (GE) is $85K per year. General Electric Co (GE) paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though your job title and your city are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $84K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $71K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $103K annually.


Operations Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $104K per year; Senior Software Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $104K, while Senior Mechanical Engineers and Software Engineers rank near the top as well (about $96K and approximately $95K, respectively). General Electric Co (GE) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Mechanical Engineers (about $78K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($103K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga. (around $95K), Houston, Texas ($92K), and Milwaukee, Wisc. ($88K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Greenville, S.C. at approximately $83K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $113K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $112K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ScrumMaster is rewarded with median pay of about $109K per year. At General Electric Co (GE), employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $129K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $122K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; slightly less than a fourth consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at General Electric Co (GE) can sometimes lack paid time off; 30 percent get paid vacation days, and a fifth of workers receive paid sick leave. Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). General Electric Co (GE) provides health insurance to the vast majority of survey participants, and a large number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here 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)


25 %
75 %
$51,043 - $105,576
$61,033 - $117,341

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 346 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$59,702 - $112,819
$72,932 - $114,491
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$68,535 - $103,287
$59,036 - $110,168
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