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Table 32: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation Network Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 32: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation
Network Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(Salary + Benefits in Dollars)

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3Q 2006 Rank Network 3Q 2001 3Q 2002 3Q 2003 3Q 2004 3Q 2005 3Q 2006 Change
3Q 2001-3Q 2006
1 Northwest 85,891 88,990 100,444 102,973 119,859 92,809 6,918
2 American 77,491 84,678 80,858 81,956 83,599 87,860 10,369
3 Alaska 68,787 76,266 82,684 96,944 82,196 86,412 17,625
4 Continental 69,788 73,877 79,845 79,894 78,992 86,319 16,531
5 United 97,081 95,901 84,340 91,355 78,582 84,987 -12,094
6 Delta 76,338 86,688 96,283 100,952 83,484 81,484 5,146
7 US Airways 93,417 84,631 90,749 94,728 68,219 76,054 -17,363
  7-Carrier Average 83,142 86,652 87,676 91,332 85,343 85,667 2,525

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Airline Financial Data

* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.