The highest average salaries go to Software Engineers, who bring in close to $92K per year, though Flight Instructors are not far behind at $90K along with Principal Software Engineers (approximately $80K) and Aviation Program Managers ($77K). Among the lower-paid positions at FlightSafety International Inc. are Graphic Designers — the median salary for this role approaches around $43K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $87K annually) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; Savannah, Ga. ($75K), Broken Arrow, Okla. (about $71K), and Tulsa, Okla. (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Flushing, N.Y. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $42K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Florida, where they average to $79K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $64K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $55K per year on average. The largest fraction of FlightSafety International Inc. people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $83K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Airline Transport Pilots receive bigger paychecks ($109K per year) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Flight Instructors with credentials; these people earn approximately $89K annually on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) make the most here, hauling in $82K per year.
When it comes to skills, C Programming Language seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $80K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know C++ Programming Language; slightly less than a fifth consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; FlightSafety International Inc. gives paid vacation days to 36 percent and sick leave to 28 percent. A large number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.