Aviation Program Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $90K — though Flight Instructors, Senior Mechanical Engineers, and Senior Software Engineers also do fairly well at $83K, $63K, and around $62K, respectively. Project Engineers make about $57K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K annually) can be spotted in Columbus; Broken Arrow (around $68K), St. Louis ($67K), and Tulsa (about $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($62K) in Wichita, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Ohio, where salaries average out at $90K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make approximately $56K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of FlightSafety International Inc. employees (31 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn $65K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $90K for FAA Pilot Licensees, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning an Airline Transport Pilot certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $78K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at FlightSafety International Inc. — these employees make the most at $65K annually.
Skill-wise, employees who report Program Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $90K on average. C++ is a popular skill in the FlightSafety International Inc. workforce; roughly one in three of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and SolidWorks.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only half of workers. The vast majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. FlightSafety International Inc. provides health insurance to almost all employees, and almost all workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and a subsidized cell phone.