Airline Pilots and Copilots rake in the most money, with average earnings of $175K annually; Software Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $73K, while Operations Managers and Senior Marketing Analysts rank near the top as well (around $70K and $69K, respectively). With salaries averaging approximately $45K, Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at Southwest Airlines Co.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $109K per year) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; Houston, Texas (around $106K), Orlando, Fla. (approximately $104K), and Chicago, Ill. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Baltimore, Md. at about $47K. By state, Southwest Airlines Co pays its Florida employees the most; the pay rate there is $132K annually.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $62K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Southwest Airlines Co people (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $59K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $104K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified ScrumMaster certification garners significant financial rewards of $103K annually on average. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS) make the most here, hauling in $125K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $86K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; about one in four deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Business Analysis as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 36 percent receiving paid vacation and 22 percent receiving paid sick days. Most workers save for retirement through Southwest Airlines Co's 401(k) plan. Almost all employees can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, and life insurance.