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Average Salary for United Airlines, Inc. Employees

Compensation for United Airlines, Inc. employees is around $73K per year on average. United Airlines, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though where you live and your experience level are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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United Airlines, Inc. typically pays:
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The highest average salaries go to Airline Captains, who bring in close to $135K annually, though Airline Pilots and Copilots are not far behind at about $133K along with Information Technology Project Managers (around $97K) and Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors ($90K). United Airlines, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Flight Attendants (approximately $30K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($121K per year) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Los Angeles, Calif. (about $93K), Denver, Colo. (around $85K), and the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is New York, N.Y. at approximately $45K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Virginia, where the average salary is $150K annually.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K per year on average. Average pay is approximately $74K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $79K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Airline Transport Pilots, who make $160K annually. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $110K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at United Airlines, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $109K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Financial Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $102K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a fifth deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

28 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, United Airlines, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a fair number of workers participate. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all workers and dental coverage for most workers. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, travel - international/exotic, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for United Airlines, Inc.


29 %
71 %
$39,260 - $90,000
$59,436 - $114,858
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
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