Bringing in the most money are Airline Pilots and Copilots — their earnings average $120K per year. IT Senior Project Managers are a close second at approximately $112K along with Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors (about $92K) and Airport Operations Supervisors ($66K). Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $38K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($105K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Newark, N.J. (approximately $75K), San Francisco, Calif. (about $72K), and the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($72K) are the next top-paying cities. Los Angeles, Calif. is near the bottom for pay at $50K. United Airlines, Inc. workers in Colorado earn the most — around $96K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $49K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $88K per year. Overall, the greater share of United Airlines, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $80K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $112K per year. On average, salaries rise to $109K annually for accredited Project Management Professionals. United Airlines, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance — these employees rake in approximately $112K per year.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $105K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; about a fifth consider it a key competency. Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in five respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of employees use it to save for retirement. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, life insurance, travel - international/exotic, and flight discounts / free flights.