Airline Pilots and Copilots are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $131K per year; Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors, Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanics, and .NET Software Developers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $89K, about $78K, and $75K, respectively. Financial compensation for Flight Attendants is rather low — on average only $30K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $89K annually) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. (around $74K), Denver, Colo. ($71K), and Newark, N.J. (approximately $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($48K) in New York, N.Y., one of the lowest-paid cities. United Airlines, Inc. workers in Florida earn the most — $89K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $58K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $77K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $79K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $108K per year. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $103K annually on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) make the most here, hauling in approximately $105K per year.
When it comes to skills, Financial Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $88K annually. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; a little less than a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in four workers. A strong majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At United Airlines, Inc., most respondents have health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, travel - international/exotic, and a company cell phone.