On the lower end is New York, N.Y. at $64K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $160K per year.
Airline Captains are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $184K annually; Airline Pilots and Copilots, Aviation Program Managers, and Sales Account Executives also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $167K, approximately $99K, and about $70K, respectively. Financial compensation for Flight Attendants is rather low — on average only around $31K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $73K per year. Overall, the greater share of Delta Air Lines Inc folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $59K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Airline Transport Pilots, who make approximately $152K per year. Earning a FAA Pilot Licensee certification garners significant financial rewards of about $87K annually on average. Delta Air Lines Inc workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering are also well compensated, earning $167K on average.
Employees who count Strategic Marketing among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $92K per year. A common skill in Delta Air Lines Inc's work force is Project Management; a little less than a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Merely one in four employees at Delta Air Lines Inc earn paid vacation and paid sick time. A large number of workers participate in a 401(k) program. At Delta Air Lines Inc, a strong majority of employees have health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.