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. The median income for Delta Air Lines Inc employees is $63K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Delta Air Lines Inc employees is your city, though what you do at the company and your experience level play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Atlanta, Georgia 30354


Transportation, Air Transportation, Scheduled, Airline

Delta Airlines

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Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $64K) is New York, N.Y. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $160K annually) in California.


Airline Captains represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $184K per year — though Airline Pilots and Copilots, Operations Managers, and Senior Financial Analysts also do fairly well at $174K, $83K, and approximately $70K, respectively. Flight Attendants at Delta Air Lines Inc do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($31K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $73K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $59K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Airline Transport Pilots receive bigger paychecks (approximately $180K annually) than those without credentials. Becoming a FAA Pilot Licensee can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $87K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering; Delta Air Lines Inc awards around $167K to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Strategic Marketing; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $92K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; just under one in five deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, and Business Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Delta Air Lines Inc has room for improvement — only a quarter of survey participants are paid for vacation and sick time. Most workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of workers also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.

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71 %
$31,000 - $80,929
$44,515 - $119,219

Job Satisfaction

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

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