Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $84K per year. The largest fraction of Pratt and Whitney people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $72K annually on average.
Aviation Program Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $115K per year — though Staff Engineers, Project Engineers, and Aerospace Engineers also do fairly well at around $114K, approximately $95K, and $78K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $70K, Design Engineers are among the lowest paid at Pratt and Whitney.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K annually) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; San Diego, Calif. ($92K), Middletown, Conn. ($77K), and the company's headquarter city of East Hartford, Conn. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Columbus, Ga. — at $65K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Texas, where the average salary is $109K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $100K annually. Professional Engineer License Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $90K per year. Pratt and Whitney workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering are also well compensated, earning about $133K on average.
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 $118K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in four of Pratt and Whitney's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Pratt and Whitney; the company rewards only two in five respondents with paid vacation time and only a third of workers with sick leave. Pratt and Whitney helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The vast majority of respondents receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Pratt and Whitney are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.