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 salary at Pratt and Whitney is $78K per year. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Pratt and Whitney, but your job title and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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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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 approximately $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 $114K, around $95K, and about $78K, respectively. Near the bottom at Pratt and Whitney are Design Engineers, pulling in an average of just $70K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $100K per year) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; San Diego, Calif. (around $92K), Middletown, Conn. ($77K), and the company's headquarter city of East Hartford, Conn. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Columbus, Ga. at $65K. By state, Pratt and Whitney employees make the most in Texas, earning about $109K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $100K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Professional Engineer License Holders with credentials; these people earn $90K annually on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Pratt and Whitney come out on top, and their salaries approach around $133K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Program Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $118K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth deem it necessary for work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are also desirable skills.

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 one in three survey participants with sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all respondents can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at Pratt and Whitney are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Pratt and Whitney


25 %
75 %
$56,166 - $110,897
$66,134 - $107,556
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 45 votes.

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