$68K
Avg. Salary
Popular Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Casual Dress / Atmosphere
  • Paid Holidays / Vacation
  • Life Insurance / Disability

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Average Southwest Airlines Co Salary
$68K
 100 Reviews
Southwest Airlines Co Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$151,375
$104K$216K

$57,590
$37K$87K

$80,731
$69K$94K

United States (change)

$80,884
$58K$111K

$61,356
$44K$86K

$59,361
$42K$81K

$94,125
$72K$123K

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 347
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Jobs

The highest paychecks go to Airline Pilots and Copilots, who earn an average about $175K per year, closely trailed by Business Consultants ($86K), Software Engineers ($71K), and Operations Managers (around $69K). Flight Attendants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $40K.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $101K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Orlando, Fla. ($93K), Phoenix, Ariz. (about $81K), and the company's headquarter city of Dallas, Texas (around $68K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $46K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $104K per year) in Florida.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $64K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Southwest Airlines Co employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $58K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Scrum Product Owners have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $117K annually. Certified ScrumMasters also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $115K per year. It pays to have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Southwest Airlines Co — these employees make the most at approximately $90K annually.

Skills

When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $85K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, roughly a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Business Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 37 percent receiving paid vacation and one in four survey participants receiving paid sick days. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of workers use it to save for retirement. Almost all employees report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, flexible hours, a stock purchase plan, and life insurance.

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60%
Male
40%
Female
60%
Male
40%
Female
65%
Male
35%
Female
60%
Male
40%
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Key Stats for Southwest Airlines Co

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
Salary
$37,374 - $71,310
Salary
$47,803 - $98,957

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
$43,713 - $90,968
$43,309 - $85,038
$51,000 - $78,995
$54,384 - $89,266

About This Company

2702 LOVE FIELD DR
Dallas, Texas 75235

1971

Air Transportation, Scheduled, Airline

Southwest Airlines Co pays its employees an average of $68,332 a year. Salaries at Southwest Airlines Co range from an average of $41,984 to $120,183 a year. Southwest Airlines Co employees with the job title Vice President (VP), Finance make the most with an average annual salary of $173,980, while employees with the title Nanny make the least with an average annual salary of $25,711.

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