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Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Southwest Airlines Co offers a range of employment opportunities in the air transportation industry, from Flight Attendant to Airline Pilot or Copilot. A salary of $74K annually is the going rate at Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Co paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though how long you've been working and your city are also considered. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Job (Number Reporting)
|$24,328 - $136,442|
|Salary||$21,520 - $67,781|
|Bonus||$49.11 - $3,291|
|Total Pay||$24,328 - $136,442|
|$24,341 - $64,421|
|Salary||$27,000 - $52,182|
|Profit Disbursement||$227.05 - $2,462|
|Total Pay||$24,341 - $64,421|
|$41,818 - $285,182|
|Salary||$58,883 - $230,604|
|Bonus||$314.60 - $14,995|
|Profit Disbursement||$737 - $12,814|
|Total Pay||$41,818 - $285,182|
|$57,123 - $138,424|
|Salary||$68,885 - $131,528|
|Bonus||$618 - $9,644|
|Total Pay||$57,123 - $138,424|
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
Airline Pilots and Copilots represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $175K — though Senior Software Engineers, Information Technology Project Managers, and Software Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $110K, $105K, and $89K, respectively. Customer Service Representatives are among the lowest paid at about $35K.
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $58K. For those with five or more years experience, average earnings amount to $72K. For the most part, a representative employee at Southwest Airlines Co has been working for 10-19 years and makes $90K per year.
Median pay is highest in the company's headquarter city of Dallas (about $77K annually), followed by Nashville (approximately $76K), Houston ($70K), and Atlanta (around $63K). At $60K, Oakland is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Southwest Airlines Co employee makes approximately $77K per year.
Airline Transport Pilots earn around $250K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Salaries typically rise to about $77K annually for accredited Airframe & Powerplant Licensees. Southwest Airlines Co workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $115K on average.
The highest paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $110K. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Southwest Airlines Co workers, with a little less than one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Project Management as well.
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 42 percent. Almost all employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and flexible hours.
$35,802 - $83,293
$44,865 - $104,717
|Extremely satisfied||Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
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