The highest average salaries go to Airline Captains, who bring in close to $135K annually, though Airline Pilots and Copilots are not far behind at about $133K along with Information Technology Project Managers (around $97K) and Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors ($90K). United Airlines, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Flight Attendants (approximately $30K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($121K per year) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Los Angeles, Calif. (about $93K), Denver, Colo. (around $85K), and the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is New York, N.Y. at approximately $45K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Virginia, where the average salary is $150K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K per year on average. Average pay is approximately $74K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $79K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Airline Transport Pilots, who make $160K annually. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $110K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at United Airlines, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $109K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Financial Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $102K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a fifth deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
28 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, United Airlines, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a fair number of workers participate. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all workers and dental coverage for most workers. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, travel - international/exotic, and a subsidized cell phone.