Average Salary for General Electric Co (GE) Employees

General Electric Co (GE) is a electrical and electronic equipment firm headquartered in Fairfield, Conn. that hires for Mechanical Engineer positions, Software Engineer roles, and more. Employees at General Electric Co (GE) make $85K annually on average. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at General Electric Co (GE), but geography and your role at the company affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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General Electric Co (GE) Median Salary by Job


Mechanical Engineer
81 profiles

Software Engineer
42 profiles

Senior Mechanical Engineer
38 profiles

United States (change)

Electrical Engineer
36 profiles

Manufacturing Engineer
29 profiles

Senior Software Engineer
22 profiles

Operations Manager
18 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,518
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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


General Electric Co

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Average pay is around $85K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $72K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $102K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($122K annually) can be spotted in San Ramon, Calif.; Chicago, Ill. ($106K), Atlanta, Ga. ($95K), and Houston, Texas ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Greenville, S.C. at $84K. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at approximately $112K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Operations Managers, who bring in close to about $106K annually, though Senior Software Engineers are not far behind at $104K along with Senior Mechanical Engineers (around $97K) and Software Engineers ($95K). Earning only $79K on average, Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $114K per year for Certified ScrumMasters; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn around $111K annually on average. General Electric Co (GE) workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD) are also well compensated, earning $129K on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $121K per year. A garden variety skill at General Electric Co (GE) is Project Management; around one in five of General Electric Co (GE)'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; General Electric Co (GE) gives paid vacation days to 30 percent and sick leave to one in five employees. Most workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). At General Electric Co (GE), most survey participants have health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at General Electric Co (GE) 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)


25 %
75 %
$51,285 - $105,535
$61,733 - $117,081

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 369 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$60,732 - $114,211
$73,260 - $115,892
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$68,460 - $103,066
$59,544 - $110,741

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