Average Salary for United Airlines, Inc. Employees

United Airlines, Inc. pays its employees $68K per year on average. Your role at the company influences pay for United Airlines, Inc. workers the most, followed by geography and your experience level. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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United Airlines, Inc. Median Salary by Job


Flight Attendant
23 profiles

Revenue Analyst
7 profiles

Senior Data Analyst
6 profiles

Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer
6 profiles

Airline Captain
5 profiles

Senior Project Manager, IT
4 profiles

Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
4 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 190
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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.

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Key Stats for United Airlines, Inc.


34 %
66 %
$30,994 - $80,915
$45,795 - $108,148

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$39,625 - $91,211
$43,915 - $122,829
$78,000 - $104,075
$78,471 - $174,500
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