Bringing in the most money are Airline Captains — their earnings average $233K annually. Airline Pilots and Copilots are a close second at around $118K along with IT Senior Project Managers (approximately $114K) and Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors (about $107K). Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $40K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($121K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $93K), Newark, N.J. (around $75K), and the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. New York, N.Y. ranks low on the pay scale — at $48K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $97K annually) in Colorado.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $84K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $54K annually on average. The largest fraction of United Airlines, Inc. people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $86K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make about $112K annually. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $109K per year. Regarding salaries and education, United Airlines, Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance the most — $112K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $105K annually. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; roughly one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in five employees enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A majority of survey participants take advantage of the 401(k) plan that United Airlines, Inc. sponsors. Most survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are flight discounts / free flights, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and travel - international/exotic.