When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($67K annually) can be spotted in Savannah, Ga.; St. Louis, Mo. (about $66K), Tulsa, Okla. ($64K), and Broken Arrow, Okla. (approximately $63K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Dallas, Texas; in fact, at around $43K it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Kansas, where salaries average out at $71K per year.
Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $80K annually — though Aviation Program Managers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, and Branch Sales Managers also do fairly well at about $77K, around $64K, and $64K, respectively. Design Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $58K.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $70K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $58K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $83K per year for FAA Pilot Licensees, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding salaries and education, FlightSafety International Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) the most — $76K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report C among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $78K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know C++; about a fourth consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 38 percent. The vast majority of employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that FlightSafety International Inc. sponsors. For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and almost all employees get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.