Nearing the top of the pay scale are Airline Captains, Airline Pilots and Copilots, Operations Managers, and Aerospace Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $220K annually, the other salaries come in at about $185K, approximately $97K, and $92K, respectively. Delta Air Lines Inc hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Flight Attendants (around $35K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($165K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $150K), Boston, Mass. (around $120K), and the company's headquarter city of Atlanta, Ga. (about $82K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Salt Lake City, Utah; in fact, at $50K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at $87K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $77K per year. The largest slice of the Delta Air Lines Inc workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $64K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $120K per year for Certified Professional in Supply Managements, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers with credentials; these people earn about $109K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Delta Air Lines Inc — these employees make the most at $81K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Program Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $104K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Delta Air Lines Inc workers, with approximately one in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A quarter of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only one in ten employees get sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of employees use it to save for retirement. At Delta Air Lines Inc, a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include flight discounts / free flights, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.