The highest average salaries go to Airline Captains, who bring in close to approximately $235K per year, though Airline Pilots and Copilots are not far behind at $167K along with Aviation Program Managers (about $108K) and Operations Managers ($95K). On the lower end are Flight Attendants at around $33K on average.
Expected earnings are below average ($30K) in Dallas, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, California offers the highest pay at approximately $115K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $64K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Delta Air Lines Inc for between five and 10 years earn around $76K annually on average. The largest slice of the Delta Air Lines Inc workforce (28 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $100K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $120K annually for Certified Professional in Supply Managements; non-accredited workers make much less. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $110K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering at Delta Air Lines Inc come out on top, and their salaries approach $167K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Program Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $109K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Delta Air Lines Inc; the company rewards only 29 percent with paid vacation time and only 19 percent with sick leave. A strong majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of survey participants, and a fair number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a company cell phone, flight discounts / free flights, and a stock purchase plan.