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Average Salary for United Airlines, Inc. Employees

A typical United Airlines, Inc. employee can expect to make $70K annually. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at United Airlines, Inc., but geography and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

United Airlines, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: United Airlines, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer (15)
$75,627 - $283,217  
[-]Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer (15)
Salary$75,220 - $238,390  
Bonus$4.15 - $4,917  
Profit Disbursement$1,563 - $21,150  
Total Pay$75,627 - $283,217  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (12)
$30,192 - $56,107  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (12)
Bonus$12.71 - $2,127  
Total Pay$30,192 - $56,107  
[+]Flight Attendant (11)
$18,246 - $90,269  
[+]Flight Attendant (11)
Salary$19,042 - $66,175  
Bonus$26.37 - $2,493  
Total Pay$18,246 - $90,269  
[+]Ramp Agent (8)
$23,418 - $51,287  
[+]Ramp Agent (8)
Salary$24,276 - $62,850  
Bonus$2.34 - $349.64  
Total Pay$23,418 - $51,287  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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Airline Pilots and Copilots earn the highest median pay at about $159K, followed by Airline Captains ($135K), Information Technology Project Managers ($97K), and Commercial Pilots ($89K). At approximately $40K, Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at United Airlines, Inc.


Median pay is highest in Atlanta (around $121K per year), followed by Los Angeles (about $78K), the company's headquarter city of Chicago (around $78K), and Denver (approximately $75K). New York is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $45K. United Airlines, Inc. workers in Virginia earn the most — $150K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $72K. Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the approximately $72K mark. For the most part, a representative employee at United Airlines, Inc. has been working for 10-19 years and makes around $76K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $172K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Airline Transport Pilots with credentials; these people typically earn $160K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance; United Airlines, Inc. awards $109K to these degree-holders.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $85K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; a little less than a fifth deem it necessary for work. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Business Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just a third of workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, United Airlines, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the greater part of workers participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all workers, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. United Airlines, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and travel - international/exotic.

Key Stats

33 %
67 %
$38,388 - $81,115
$56,171 - $103,058
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

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