Average Salary for United Airlines, Inc. Employees

The median income for United Airlines, Inc. employees is $67K annually. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, your city and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at United Airlines, Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Earning approximately $120K per year on average, Airline Pilots and Copilots receive the most money, followed by IT Senior Project Managers ($112K), Project Managers (around $96K), and Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors ($94K). Flight Attendants at United Airlines, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($37K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $113K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Newark, N.J. ($75K), the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($72K), and San Francisco, Calif. (around $72K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Los Angeles, Calif. at approximately $50K. The highest pay by state can be found in Colorado, where salaries average out at $100K per year.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $86K annually on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $50K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $81K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $112K per year for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $109K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) at United Airlines, Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $105K per year.


In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $114K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; approximately one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in five respondents. A majority of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, flight discounts / free flights, and travel - international/exotic.

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Key Stats for United Airlines, Inc.


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67 %
$28,603 - $71,139
$47,013 - $109,320

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
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