Average Salary for Pratt and Whitney Employees

Based in East Hartford, Conn.,aerospace industry player Pratt and Whitney offers many employment opportunities, including Mechanical Engineer and Aerospace Engineer positions. The median income for Pratt and Whitney employees is $79K annually. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Pratt and Whitney workers, followed by how long you've been working and your city. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Pratt and Whitney typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Pratt and Whitney
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (13)
$56,673 - $107,020  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (13)
Salary$56,673 - $107,020  
Bonus$159.40 - $5,957  
Total Pay$56,673 - $107,020  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (12)
$70,928 - $139,956  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (12)
Salary$70,928 - $139,956  
Bonus$528 - $7,292  
Total Pay$70,928 - $139,956  
[+]Project Engineer (7)
$53,617 - $120,420  
[+]Project Engineer (7)
Salary$56,141 - $115,752  
Total Pay$53,617 - $120,420  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (6)
$69,270 - $107,421  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (6)
Salary$70,911 - $105,892  
Total Pay$69,270 - $107,421  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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About This Company

East Hartford, Connecticut 


Aerospace, Manufacturing, Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing, Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing

Pratt & Whitney

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Bringing in the most money are Staff Engineers — their earnings average about $119K. Senior Mechanical Engineers are a close second at around $86K along with Aerospace Engineers ($80K) and Project Engineers (approximately $78K). Design Engineers make $70K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $83K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $71K. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home about $96K per year.


Median pay is highest in San Diego (around $90K annually), followed by Hartford ($87K), South Windsor ($81K), and the company's headquarter city of East Hartford (approximately $78K). High paychecks are not found in North Berwick; in fact, at about $67K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Pennsylvania, where they average to $100K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $100K for ISO9001:2000 Certified Lead Auditors; non-accredited workers make much less. Salaries typically rise to around $93K annually for accredited OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders. Pratt and Whitney compensates Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering-holders the most at $125K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $90K. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-half of workers receive paid time off. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Pratt and Whitney


24 %
76 %
$55,622 - $94,219
$58,180 - $102,848
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

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