Average Salary for United Airlines, Inc. Employees

The typical salary at United Airlines, Inc. is $70K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at United Airlines, Inc. fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your city and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

United Airlines, Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: United Airlines, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer (13)
$43,896 - $414,166  
[-]Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer (13)
Salary$54,296 - $239,102  
Bonus$97.32 - $10,912  
Profit Disbursement$1,327 - $18,631  
Total Pay$43,896 - $414,166  
[+]Flight Attendant (10)
$18,121 - $90,906  
[+]Flight Attendant (10)
Salary$18,991 - $64,142  
Bonus$26.24 - $2,734  
Total Pay$18,121 - $90,906  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (9)
$27,858 - $61,939  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (9)
Total Pay$27,858 - $61,939  
[+]Airline Captain (7)
$65,726 - $377,861  
[+]Airline Captain (7)
Salary$47,891 - $211,373  
Total Pay$65,726 - $377,861  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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Earning $156K on average, Airline Pilots and Copilots receive the most money, followed by Airline Captains ($135K), Information Technology Project Managers (around $97K), and Commercial Pilots (about $89K). United Airlines, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Flight Attendants (approximately $40K).


Median pay is highest in Atlanta ($121K per year), followed by the company's headquarter city of Chicago (approximately $77K), Denver ($74K), and Houston ($70K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $45K) is New York. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at around $150K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $72K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically approximately $67K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of United Airlines, Inc. employees (31 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn around $75K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $172K. Acquiring certification to be a Airline Transport Pilot is rewarded at $160K annually. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance at United Airlines, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $109K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Financial Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $102K. A relatively widespread skill at United Airlines, Inc. is Microsoft Office; approximately one in six of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 31 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. The greater part of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that United Airlines, Inc. sponsors. At United Airlines, Inc., a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and travel - international/exotic.

Key Stats for United Airlines, Inc.


35 %
65 %
$39,180 - $80,569
$57,627 - $102,801
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

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