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Table 29: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation per Originating Passenger Network Carriers Ranked by 2006 Performance

Table 29: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation per Originating Passenger
Network Carriers
Ranked by 2006 Performance

(FTE Compensation (Salary + Benefits) in Dollars per Originating Passenger)

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2006 Rank Network 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Change
2001-2006
1 United 171 186 152 134 114 115 -56
2 American 145 145 133 112 104 105 -40
3 Continental 101 107 113 109 97 94 -7
4 Delta 107 114 125 116 91 90 -17
5 Northwest 138 139 141 128 123 90 -48
6 US Airways 114 114 106 94 62 70 -44
7 Alaska 65 71 73 75 64 66 1
  7-Carrier Average 127 134 127 115 98 95 -32

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Airline Financial Data and DB1B Origin & Destination Data

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