Air Transportation Salary Survey

The Air Transportation Salary Survey reports compensation data for 102 benchmark jobs related to the transportation of passengers and/or cargo using aircraft, such as airplanes and helicopters. The survey includes commercial airlines, air couriers and express delivery services, and airports, flying fields and airport terminal services. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Air Transportation Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 5 executive and 97 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Air Transportation Sales Representative
  • Aircraft Body Repairer
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Equipment & Parts Sales Representative
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Person
  • Forklift Operator
  • Fuel Injection Servicer
  • Government Affairs Manager
  • Government Affairs Representative
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Air Transportation Sales Representative
  • Aircraft Body Repairer
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Equipment & Parts Sales Representative
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Person
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanic for Props
  • Aircraft Mechanic Jet
  • Aircraft Navigator
  • Aircraft Pilot Jet
  • Aircraft Pilot Non-Jet
  • Airline Security Representative
  • Airplane Inspector
  • Airport Engineer
  • Airport Manager
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Avionics Mechanic
  • Bus Driver
  • Bus Transportation Manager
  • Call Center Traffic & Scheduling Analyst
  • Cargo Agent
  • Cargo Services Supervisor
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Cleaner Transportation Vehicles
  • Computer Programmer
  • Conveyor Feeder Offbearer
  • Copilot Jet
  • Copilot Non-Jet
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Dispatcher
  • Distribution Manager
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • Documentation Supervisor
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Express Delivery Services Sales Representative
  • Financial Analyst
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Engineer
  • Flight Service Manager
  • Flying Instructor (Ground)
  • Forklift Operator
  • Fuel Injection Servicer
  • Government Affairs Manager
  • Government Affairs Representative
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Handler
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Packaging Manager
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Porter
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Rate Analyst
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Reservation Clerk
  • Routing Clerk
  • Safety Manager
  • Sales Representative Aircraft
  • Security Guard
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Shipping Packer
  • Small Engine Mechanic
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Clerk
  • Systems Analyst
  • Test Engine Evaluator
  • Ticket Agent
  • Top Transportation Officer
  • Traffic Agent
  • Traffic Clerk
  • Traffic Manager
  • Traffic Rate Analyst
  • Traffic Supervisor
  • Transmission Mechanic
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Sales Representative
  • Vehicle Maintenance Scheduler
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Materials Handler
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • AIR METHODS CORP
  • AIR T INC
  • AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP INC
  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC
  • ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO LLC
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC
  • ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC
  • BRISTOW GROUP INC
  • CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INC
  • DELTA AIR LINES INC
  • GREAT LAKES AVIATION LTD
  • HAWAIIAN HOLDINGS INC
  • JANEL WORLD TRADE LTD.
  • JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORP
  • MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CO LLC
  • PHI INC
  • REPUBLIC AIRWAYS HOLDINGS INC
  • SAKER AVIATION SERVICES INC
  • SKYWEST INC
  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO
  • AIR METHODS CORP
  • AIR T INC
  • AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP INC
  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC
  • ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO LLC
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC
  • ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC
  • BRISTOW GROUP INC
  • CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INC
  • DELTA AIR LINES INC
  • ERA GROUP INC
  • FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
  • FEDEX CORP
  • GREAT LAKES AVIATION LTD
  • HAWAIIAN HOLDINGS INC
  • JANEL WORLD TRADE LTD.
  • JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORP
  • MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CO LLC
  • PHI INC
  • REPUBLIC AIRWAYS HOLDINGS INC
  • SAKER AVIATION SERVICES INC
  • SKYWEST INC
  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO
  • SPIRIT AIRLINES INC
  • UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC
  • UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC (UPS)
  • VIRGIN AMERICA INC

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