Average Salary for Delta Air Lines Inc Employees

Based in Atlanta, Ga.,transportation player Delta Air Lines Inc offers many employment opportunities, including Flight Attendant and Airline Pilot or Copilot positions. A salary of $63K per year is the median rate at Delta Air Lines Inc. Though your job title and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at Delta Air Lines Inc, where you live turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Atlanta, Georgia 30354


Transportation, Air Transportation, Scheduled, Airline

Delta Airlines

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High paychecks are not found in New York, N.Y.; in fact, at $64K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Delta Air Lines Inc's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $160K annually.


Airline Captains rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $184K per year; Airline Pilots and Copilots come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $174K, while Operations Managers and Senior Financial Analysts rank near the top as well (around $83K and $70K, respectively). With salaries averaging approximately $31K, Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at Delta Air Lines Inc.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $73K annually. The largest fraction of Delta Air Lines Inc people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $59K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Airline Transport Pilots, who make $180K annually. Acquiring certification to be a FAA Pilot Licensee is rewarded with median pay of $87K per year. Delta Air Lines Inc workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering are also well compensated, earning about $167K on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Strategic Marketing; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $92K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a little less than one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, and Business Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in four survey participants receive paid time off. A large number of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for Delta Air Lines Inc


29 %
71 %
$31,000 - $80,929
$44,515 - $119,219
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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