When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $71K annually) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Austin, Texas ($69K), Savannah, Ga. (approximately $67K), and St. Louis, Mo. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $36K) in Flushing, N.Y., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $71K per year) in Ohio.
Aviation Program Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $77K annually; Flight Instructors come in second with average earnings amounting to $71K, while Senior Mechanical Engineers and Design Engineers rank near the top as well (approximately $64K and $58K, respectively).
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $58K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of FlightSafety International Inc. employees (31 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $65K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than FAA Pilot Licensees, who make $83K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) at FlightSafety International Inc. — these employees make the most at $64K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Program Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $77K per year. C++ is regularly seen around here; just under a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
44 percent receive paid vacation, and only 38 percent get sick leave. Nearly all employees save for retirement through FlightSafety International Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Nearly all workers can count on health insurance, and almost all employees have dental coverage as a benefit. FlightSafety International Inc. also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and relocation expenses.