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Guide to Working at GE Aerospace

What is GE?

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GE Aerospace aims to balance the aviation industry’s current needs with the needs of future generations by providing jet and turboprop engines, components, and integrated systems for military, business, general aviation, and commercial aircraft.

With more than 40,000 employees, 16 career areas, and dozens of locations across the globe, GE Aerospace is positioned to be an employer of the future.

Interested in GE Aerospace careers and ready to learn more about what working at the company is like? In this guide, we’ll go over GE Aerospace jobs and typical salaries, benefits for employees, company culture, and how to apply.

What Is GE Aerospace?

The original General Electric was formed in an 1892 merger between Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Company. Throughout the years, GE pioneered major innovations, including the first x-ray machine in 1896, the magneto compass in 1929, and silicone for commercial use in 1944.

In 2023, GE began to split its conglomerate into three independent companies. The first was the separation of GE HealthCare. In early 2024, the remaining company plans to divide into two additional companies — GE Aerospace and GE Vernova

Headquartered in Evendale, just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, GE Aerospace has employees all over the world, with over 62 manufacturing locations, 17 engineering centers, and more than 10 overhaul and component locations across 22 countries.

GE Aerospace Careers and Salaries

GE Aerospace has a variety of departments and career areas to work for:

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Within these sectors, the engineering and technology teams tend to have the highest number of available positions in the U.S. The manufacturing and logistics, digital technology, and product and project management departments also post numerous open opportunities.

Interested in working at GE Aerospace? Below are some typical roles and average salary ranges from Glassdoor for employees with 0-1 years of experience on three of the company’s teams.


Engineering is all about designing solutions to make the world a better place. If you’re interested in creating innovative solutions to real-world problems, these are some common GE Aerospace jobs in engineering: 

  • Manufacturing engineer: $69,000-$94,000
  • Mechanical engineer: $69,000-$103,000
  • Software engineer: $87,000-$141,000
  • Lead engineer: $113,000-$187,000
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Digital Technology

At GE Aerospace, employees working in digital technology use and create digital tools and solutions that help to improve efficiency and optimize operations. According to Glassdoor, the average annual salary range for entry-level employees on this team is $65,000-$119,000 and common job titles include:

  • Risk analyst
  • Control systems engineer
  • Data operations engineer
  • Enterprise application engineer
  • Cybersecurity architect
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Product and Project Management

Want to see an idea come to fruition from start to finish? The product and project management teams take an innovative plan and manage the process of getting it to market. Specific tasks for positions on this team vary greatly depending on the business portfolio they work on. Entry level-salaries reported on Glassdoor include:

  • Project manager: $59,000-$96,000
  • Program manager: $63,000-$104,000
  • Engineering project manager: $95,000-$151,000
  • Customer program manager: $97,000-$169,000

Student and Recent Graduate Opportunities  

You can get your foot in the door at GE with its student and recent graduate opportunities. 

GE Aerospace offers several early-talent options, including apprenticeships, internships, and leadership and development positions. For in-depth descriptions of current and upcoming opportunities, check out Forage’s guide to GE internships.

>>MORE: Learn about student Emma Rand’s path to General Electric!

GE Aerospace Benefits and Culture

On Glassdoor, current and past GE Aerospace employees rate their benefits 3.8 out of 5 stars across all U.S. professions, with the most positive reviews about the onsite health care, maternity and paternity leave, unlimited PTO plan, and matching for the 401(k).  GE employees also receive an employee discount on a variety of products.

Employees at GE Aviation, the previous division of GE that is now GE Aerospace, rate the overall culture a 3.4 out of 5 (C+), and office culture a B+, according to Comparably.

A staggering 100% of employees report being happy with their work-life balance, 80% look forward to daily interaction with their team, and 73% call their work environment positive.

Indeed’s work well-being survey of GE Aviation employees found above average scores for happiness, satisfaction, purpose, flexibility, appreciation, and support — among many other metrics. The only average rating was for stress-free, indicating that some people may feel overwhelmed by their workload.According to MIT’s Culture 500, the cultural value discussed most positively among employees is innovation, while agility is the most negatively discussed.

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Inclusion and Diversity at GE Aerospace

As a way to foster its culture of diversity, inclusiveness, and leadership, GE Aerospace has eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) available to employees:

  • African American/Affinity Forum (AAF)
  • Asian Pacific Allies & Friends (APAF)
  • Pride Alliance
  • Hispanic Forum
  • Disabilities Advocacy Network (DAN)
  • Veterans Network
  • Women’s Network (WN)
  • Green Team Network

Applying to GE Aerospace Jobs

To begin your search for GE Aerospace jobs, navigate to the company’s career page, where you can filter by job functions and experience level, along with locations, remote jobs, and job families.

Then, before applying, make sure you’ve connected with the company by joining the talent community and networking via company and campus events. Once you land an interview, it’s a good idea to practice your answers to common behavioral interview questions by using the STAR method. Depending on the role you’re interviewing for, you may also need to participate in a technical interview and complete an assessment.

How do interviewees at GE Aerospace rate their interviewing experiences? The majority, 75%, reported a positive experience on Glassdoor, while just 10% had a negative interview experience. 

As for the difficulty level, interviewees rate GE Aerospace interviews a 2.9 out of 5. For those who are hired, the overall interview process takes 26 days on average, according to reviews.

Unsure how to get your foot in the door? Here’s how previous candidates who landed an interview applied: 

  • 47% submitted online applications
  • 30% applied through campus recruiters
  • 8% applied via employee referrals

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Emily Courtney is an Assigning Editor at Forage. She has written and edited career and education-related content as an Editor for FabJob, Content Specialist for FlexJobs, and Content Editor for Thruline Marketing.