The highest average salaries go to Chief Pilots, who bring in close to $122K per year, though Product Development Engineers are not far behind at approximately $55K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $65K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $60K annually. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $75K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $88K annually) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; Melbourne, Fla. ($75K), Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ($74K), and Jacksonville, Fla. (about $70K) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Airline Transport Pilots earn around $122K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Lean Six Sigma Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $72K on average. Embraer compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $76K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $125K per year. Product Development is regularly seen around here; slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, SAP Materials Management, and Purchasing.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in eight respondents receive paid vacation and sick leave. Most workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all survey participants report having health insurance, and a strong majority of employees report having dental coverage. Embraer also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and life insurance.