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Average Salary for Pratt and Whitney Employees

East Hartford, Connecticut-based Pratt and Whitney hires for positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Aerospace Engineer in the aerospace industry. A typical Pratt and Whitney employee can expect to make $79K per year. Pratt and Whitney paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though your experience level and geography are also considered. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.

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$198.37 - $5,832  
Total Pay$56,673 - $107,020  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (11)
$60,820 - $141,045  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (11)
Salary$60,820 - $141,045  
Bonus$574 - $9,260  
Total Pay$60,820 - $141,045  
[+]Project Engineer (8)
$51,455 - $117,832  
[+]Project Engineer (8)
Salary$52,996 - $112,969  
Total Pay$51,455 - $117,832  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (6)
$65,805 - $121,762  
[+]Senior Mechanical Engineer (6)
Salary$66,210 - $118,300  
Total Pay$65,805 - $121,762  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Pratt and Whitney Details

East Hartford, Connecticut


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

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Earning about $119K on average, Staff Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers ($86K), Aerospace Engineers (around $80K), and Project Engineers ($78K). Pratt and Whitney hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Design Engineers ($70K).

Years of Experience

For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the approximately $83K mark. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $71K. Overall, the greater share of Pratt and Whitney folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $96K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $90K per year) can be spotted in San Diego; Hartford (around $87K), South Windsor ($81K), and the company's headquarter city of East Hartford ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in North Berwick; in fact, at about $67K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Pratt and Whitney's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Pennsylvania earn the most, taking home approximately $100K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

ISO9001:2000 Certified Lead Auditors earn $100K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Salaries typically rise to $93K per year for accredited OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders. Pratt and Whitney workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering are also well compensated, earning $125K on average.


Employees who count Operations Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $90K. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just over one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only half of workers. With an eye toward the future, Pratt and Whitney offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all employees report having health insurance, and the greater part of workers report having dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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$55,622 - $94,219
$58,180 - $102,848
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

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