When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($71K per year) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Broken Arrow, Okla. ($70K), Austin, Texas (around $69K), and Savannah, Ga. (about $67K) are the next top-paying cities. Flushing, N.Y. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $36K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $71K annually) in Ohio.
Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $80K per year — though Aviation Program Managers, Flight Instructors, and Senior Mechanical Engineers also do fairly well at $77K, around $71K, and approximately $64K, respectively. Near the bottom at FlightSafety International Inc. are Design Engineers, pulling in an average of just $58K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $59K annually. The largest fraction of FlightSafety International Inc. people (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn around $66K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
FAA Pilot Licensees have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $83K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET); FlightSafety International Inc. awards $64K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Program Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $77K per year. C++ is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under a third of FlightSafety International Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at FlightSafety International Inc.; the company rewards only 45 percent with paid vacation time and only two in five workers with sick leave. The vast majority of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for nearly all respondents. Some other advantages of working at FlightSafety International Inc. are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and relocation expenses.