Average Salary for Pratt and Whitney Employees

Pratt and Whitney is a aerospace firm headquartered in East Hartford, Conn. that hires for Mechanical Engineer positions, Aerospace Engineer roles, and more. A salary of $76K per year is the median rate at Pratt and Whitney. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Pratt and Whitney, but your experience level and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. 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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Earning $140K annually on average, Aviation Program Managers receive the most money, followed by Staff Engineers (about $109K), Quality Assurance Engineers (around $80K), and Aerospace Engineers ($77K). With salaries averaging $69K, Mechanical Engineers are among the lowest paid at Pratt and Whitney.

Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $86K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $70K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($101K per year) can be spotted in Jupiter, Fla.; the company's headquarter city of East Hartford, Conn. (approximately $82K), Hartford, Conn. ($79K), and Middletown, Conn. (around $74K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Portland, Maine; in fact, at $68K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, California offers the highest pay at $96K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $140K per year for Project Management Certificate Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $115K annually. The best paid folks at Pratt and Whitney have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, earning around $153K per year.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $89K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Pratt and Whitney is Microsoft Office, with between a fifth and a fourth considering it a key competency. Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and ANSYS Simulation Software were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about a quarter of survey participants — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Most respondents save for retirement through Pratt and Whitney's 401(k) plan. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Pratt and Whitney


23 %
77 %
$53,859 - $97,599
$63,988 - $98,053

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$61,784 - $86,622
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$62,457 - $77,530
$70,402 - $108,963
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