Average Salary for Delta Air Lines Inc Employees

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Delta Air Lines Inc offers a range of employment opportunities in the transportation, from Flight Attendant to Airline Captain. The median income for Delta Air Lines Inc employees is $70K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Delta Air Lines Inc employees is what you do at the company, though where you live and your experience level play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Atlanta, Georgia 30354


Transportation, Air Transportation, Scheduled, Airline

Delta Airlines

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Airline Captains are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $250K annually on average; Airline Pilots and Copilots are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $185K, followed by Aerospace Engineers earning around $104K and Aviation Program Managers making $77K. Among the lower-paid positions at Delta Air Lines Inc are Flight Attendants — the median salary for this role approaches $36K.


Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $45K) is Dallas, Texas. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — approximately $150K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $77K annually. The largest fraction of Delta Air Lines Inc people (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $62K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional in Supply Managements have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $120K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant is rewarded with median pay of $109K per year. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS) at Delta Air Lines Inc — these employees make the most at around $90K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Program Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $104K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Most respondents report having health insurance, and a fair number of workers report having dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, flight discounts / free flights, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for Delta Air Lines Inc


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69 %
$29,378 - $84,507
$44,703 - $107,693

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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