Bringing in the most money are Airline Captains — their earnings average $235K per year. Airline Pilots and Copilots are a close second at $185K along with Aerospace Engineers (around $92K) and Aviation Program Managers (approximately $87K). Financial compensation for Flight Attendants is rather low — on average only $33K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $165K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Calif. (around $150K), Boston, Mass. ($120K), and the company's headquarter city of Atlanta, Ga. ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $50K) is Salt Lake City, Utah. By state, Delta Air Lines Inc pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $124K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $80K annually. The largest slice of the Delta Air Lines Inc workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $67K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional in Supply Managements are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $120K annually. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $109K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS / BApS) at Delta Air Lines Inc — these employees make the most at $143K annually.
Employees who count Program Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $104K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Delta Air Lines Inc is Project Management; nearly one-fifth of employees use it for work. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Delta Air Lines Inc can sometimes lack paid time off; 28 percent get paid vacation days, and one in eight respondents receive paid sick leave. A majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for a fair number of respondents, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes life insurance, flight discounts / free flights, a company cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.