Average Salary for United Airlines, Inc. Employees

Employees at United Airlines, Inc. make $66K per year on average. At United Airlines, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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IT Senior Project Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $114K annually; Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors come in second with average earnings amounting to $101K, while Airline Pilots and Copilots and Airport Operations Supervisors rank near the top as well (around $85K and $61K, respectively). United Airlines, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Flight Attendants ($38K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $100K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; San Francisco, Calif. ($90K), Newark, N.J. (around $75K), and the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. Los Angeles, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $40K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to about $95K annually.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $50K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $86K annually. The largest slice of the United Airlines, Inc. workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $86K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers earn around $112K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $109K per year. Regarding salaries and education, United Airlines, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — $109K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $114K annually. A garden variety skill at United Airlines, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; around one in five of United Airlines, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only a fifth of respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A majority of employees save for retirement through United Airlines, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. United Airlines, Inc. provides health insurance to most employees, and a fair number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to flight discounts / free flights, a casual working environment, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for United Airlines, Inc.


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67 %
$28,985 - $77,829
$45,851 - $106,833

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$39,163 - $92,235
$43,915 - $122,829
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