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. Compensation for Pratt and Whitney employees is around $77K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Pratt and Whitney fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; your experience level and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from 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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Aviation Program Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $120K annually; Staff Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $114K, while Project Engineers and Aerospace Engineers rank near the top as well (approximately $93K and about $77K, respectively). With salaries averaging $68K, Design Engineers are among the lowest paid at Pratt and Whitney.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $83K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $72K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($105K per year) can be spotted in Jupiter, Fla.; San Diego, Calif. ($93K), Hartford, Conn. (approximately $91K), and the company's headquarter city of East Hartford, Conn. (about $82K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($65K) in Columbus, Ga., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Pratt and Whitney the most — about $100K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $108K per year. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $98K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Pratt and Whitney — these employees make the most at approximately $133K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Program Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $120K annually. A garden variety skill at Pratt and Whitney is Project Management; just under one in five of Pratt and Whitney's people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (a third of employees) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Most employees participate in a 401(k) program. Nearly all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of respondents report having dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, life insurance, and relocation expenses.

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Key Stats for Pratt and Whitney


26 %
74 %
$60,901 - $111,306
$64,576 - $100,199
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 42 votes.
$62,124 - $94,600
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$62,785 - $80,665
$71,228 - $106,100
$71,727 - $126,000

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