Airline Pilots and Copilots are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $210K per year on average; Business Consultants are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $82K, followed by Operations Managers earning about $70K and Senior Marketing Analysts making $69K. Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $43K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($158K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Orlando, Fla. ($99K), Phoenix, Ariz. (around $81K), and the company's headquarter city of Dallas, Texas ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Baltimore, Md. at approximately $47K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Florida; salaries there average to about $104K per year.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $63K annually. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $60K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ScrumMasters receive bigger paychecks (around $115K annually) than those without credentials. Those with a Master of Science (MS) at Southwest Airlines Co come out on top, and their salaries approach about $125K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $95K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of Southwest Airlines Co's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Business Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Southwest Airlines Co; the company rewards only a third of workers with paid vacation time and only 22 percent with sick leave. Most respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The vast majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, a stock purchase plan, and life insurance.