When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($71K annually) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Austin, Texas (around $69K), Savannah, Ga. (approximately $67K), and St. Louis, Mo. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Flushing, N.Y. at $36K. The highest pay by state can be found in Ohio, where salaries average out at about $71K per year.
Aviation Program Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $77K annually; Flight Instructors come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $71K, while Senior Mechanical Engineers and Design Engineers rank near the top as well ($64K and about $58K, respectively).
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $58K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make around $65K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than FAA Pilot Licensees, who make $83K per year. The best paid folks at FlightSafety International Inc. have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), earning $64K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Program Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $77K per year. C++ is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only 44 percent at FlightSafety International Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 38 percent can take sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, FlightSafety International Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all survey participants participate. The vast majority of employees receive health insurance, and nearly all respondents get dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and relocation expenses.