Airline Captains are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $135K annually on average; Airline Pilots and Copilots are next on the list, bringing in close to around $120K, followed by Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors earning $90K and Commercial Pilots making $85K. Financial compensation for Flight Attendants is rather low — on average only about $29K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $120K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($77K), Houston, Texas ($75K), and Orlando, Fla. (about $71K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in New York, N.Y.; in fact, at $45K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at around $105K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $65K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at United Airlines, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $75K annually on average. The largest slice of the United Airlines, Inc. workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $81K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks ($106K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Information Systems Security Professional is rewarded with median pay of $103K per year. United Airlines, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in around $81K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Financial Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $88K per year. A relatively widespread skill at United Airlines, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; just under one-fifth of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in four workers receive paid vacation and sick leave. A strong majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a casual working environment, travel - international/exotic, and a subsidized cell phone.