Average Salary for Delta Air Lines Inc Employees

Based in Atlanta, Ga.,transportation player Delta Air Lines Inc offers many employment opportunities, including Flight Attendant and Airline Captain positions. The median salary at Delta Air Lines Inc is $76K annually. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Delta Air Lines Inc, but your city and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Delta Air Lines Inc Median Salary by Job


Flight Attendant
22 profiles

Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer
14 profiles

Airline Captain
14 profiles

United States (change)

Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace
9 profiles

Senior Financial Analyst
6 profiles

Aerospace Engineer
5 profiles

Senior Business Analyst
5 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
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About This Company

Atlanta, Georgia 30354


Transportation, Air Transportation, Scheduled, Airline

Delta Airlines

Source: Freebase


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.

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Key Stats for Delta Air Lines Inc


31 %
69 %
$24,000 - $98,113
$48,750 - $110,186

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$45,447 - $104,388
$72,000 - $106,202
$59,350 - $84,000
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

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