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.