Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $37K) is Honolulu, Hawaii. By state, Delta Air Lines Inc employees make the most in California, earning approximately $110K per year on average.
Earning around $184K annually on average, Airline Captains receive the most money, followed by Airline Pilots and Copilots ($167K), Aviation Program Managers ($99K), and Operations Managers ($83K). Among the lower-paid positions at Delta Air Lines Inc are Flight Attendants — the median salary for this role approaches about $30K.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $78K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Delta Air Lines Inc employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $57K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Airline Transport Pilots receive bigger paychecks ($180K per year) than those without credentials. FAA Pilot Licensees with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $110K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering; Delta Air Lines Inc awards $167K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $87K per year. A garden variety skill at Delta Air Lines Inc is Microsoft Excel; approximately one-seventh of Delta Air Lines Inc's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Customer Relationship Management, and SQL.
Benefits and Perks
Only a quarter of employees enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A large number of respondents save for retirement through Delta Air Lines Inc's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of survey participants, and a solid majority of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.