Average Salary for Delta Air Lines Inc Employees

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Delta Air Lines Inc offers a range of employment opportunities in the transportation, from Flight Attendant to Airline Pilot or Copilot. Employees at Delta Air Lines Inc make $70K annually on average. At Delta Air Lines Inc, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Atlanta, Georgia 30354


Transportation, Air Transportation, Scheduled, Airline

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Airline Captains, Airline Pilots and Copilots, Aviation Program Managers, and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at $210K per year, the other salaries come in at $179K, $82K, and around $76K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Delta Air Lines Inc are Flight Attendants — the median salary for this role approaches about $37K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $210K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Detroit, Mich. ($198K), the company's headquarter city of Atlanta, Ga. ($78K), and Minneapolis, Minn. (approximately $69K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $45K) is Dallas, Texas. The highest pay by state can be found in Michigan, where salaries average out at $198K per year.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $79K annually on average. The largest fraction of Delta Air Lines Inc people (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $63K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrators receive bigger paychecks ($109K annually) than those without credentials. Delta Air Lines Inc workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering are also well compensated, earning approximately $167K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $96K per year. A common skill in Delta Air Lines Inc's work force is Microsoft Excel; just under a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and SAS.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Delta Air Lines Inc gives paid vacation days to 28 percent and sick leave to a fifth of survey participants. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Delta Air Lines Inc provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a strong majority of survey participants participate. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and flight discounts / free flights.

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Key Stats for Delta Air Lines Inc


30 %
70 %
$35,881 - $81,653
$48,324 - $104,093
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

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