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 income for General Electric Co (GE) employees is $85K annually. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at General Electric Co (GE). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $71K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $84K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of General Electric Co (GE) employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $102K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Operations Managers, who earn an average $108K annually, closely trailed by Senior Mechanical Engineers ($93K), Electrical Engineers (around $90K), and Software Engineers (about $88K). General Electric Co (GE) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Design Engineers ($75K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $97K per year) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Milwaukee, Wisc. ($90K), Schenectady, N.Y. ($88K), and Houston, Texas (approximately $88K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Louisville, Ky. — at $84K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. General Electric Co (GE) workers in California earn the most — around $111K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $113K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $112K on average. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at General Electric Co (GE) come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $136K annually.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $120K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only a third of survey participants at General Electric Co (GE) enjoy paid vacation time, and just 22 percent can take sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and most employees use it to save for retirement. Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a company cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for General Electric Co (GE)


23 %
77 %
$53,659 - $104,883
$60,855 - $117,173

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$62,367 - $109,349
$71,375 - $113,827
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$68,018 - $102,060
$58,714 - $110,547
$85,379 - $141,003
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