Average Salary for Pratt and Whitney Employees

Based in East Hartford, Conn.,aerospace player Pratt and Whitney offers many employment opportunities, including Mechanical Engineer and Aerospace Engineer positions. The median income for Pratt and Whitney employees is $78K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Pratt and Whitney workers, followed by your role at the company and where you live. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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East Hartford, Connecticut 


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

Pratt & Whitney

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $84K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Pratt and Whitney employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $72K per year on average.


Aviation Program Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $115K annually; Staff Engineers, Project Engineers, and Aerospace Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $114K, approximately $95K, and $79K, respectively. On the lower end are Design Engineers at about $69K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K per year) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; San Diego, Calif. ($92K), Middletown, Pa. ($79K), and the company's headquarter city of East Hartford, Conn. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Columbus, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $65K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Texas, where the average salary is $109K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $100K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Professional Engineer License Holder can certainly pay off here; those folks make $90K on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Pratt and Whitney come out on top, and their salaries approach $133K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $92K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and ANSYS are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Two-fifths of respondents have paid vacation, and only about one in three workers can take paid time off for illness. Pratt and Whitney helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Pratt and Whitney provides health insurance to nearly all respondents, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Pratt and Whitney folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
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