Average Salary for United Airlines, Inc. Employees

Compensation for United Airlines, Inc. employees is around $69K per year on average. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, geography and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at United Airlines, Inc. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Airline Captains rake in the most money, with average earnings of $135K annually; Airline Pilots and Copilots come in second with average earnings amounting to $120K, while Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors and Commercial Pilots rank near the top as well ($90K and about $85K, respectively). With salaries averaging approximately $29K, Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at United Airlines, Inc.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $120K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($77K), Houston, Texas (around $75K), and Orlando, Fla. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $45K, New York, N.Y. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Virginia, where salaries average out at $105K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $65K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $75K annually. The largest slice of the United Airlines, Inc. workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $81K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $106K annually. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $103K per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at United Airlines, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach about $81K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Financial Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $88K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than a fifth of United Airlines, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office as well.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in four respondents. A solid majority of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Nearly all employees can count on health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include life insurance, a casual working environment, travel - international/exotic, and a subsidized cell phone.

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$37,814 - $90,000
$58,096 - $97,706

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based on 28 votes.
$60,820 - $102,047

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