Average Salary for Delta Air Lines Inc Employees

Delta Air Lines Inc is a transportation firm headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. that hires for Flight Attendant positions, Airline Captain roles, and more. Delta Air Lines Inc employees bring home $73K per year on average. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Delta Air Lines Inc. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Atlanta, Georgia 30354


Transportation, Air Transportation, Scheduled, Airline

Delta Airlines

Source: Freebase


Airline Captains earn the highest median pay at around $235K annually, followed by Airline Pilots and Copilots ($185K), Aerospace Engineers ($92K), and Operations Managers ($84K). With salaries averaging about $35K, Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at Delta Air Lines Inc.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $150K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($124K), Boston, Mass. ($120K), and the company's headquarter city of Atlanta, Ga. (around $81K) are the next top-paying cities. Dallas, Texas is near the bottom for pay at $30K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Georgia, where the average Delta Air Lines Inc employee makes about $80K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $75K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $63K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional in Supply Managements receive bigger paychecks ($120K per year) than those without credentials. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $109K on average. The best paid folks at Delta Air Lines Inc have a Master of Science (MS), earning about $85K annually.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $102K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one-fifth of Delta Air Lines Inc's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of workers receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include flight discounts / free flights, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for Delta Air Lines Inc


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68 %
$29,135 - $99,429
$50,919 - $106,345

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more
$45,854 - $101,104
$53,211 - $68,639
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