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.