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

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

(Salary + Benefits in Dollars)

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2006 Rank Network 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Change
2001-2006
1 Northwest 82,957 89,576 100,596 102,255 107,645 91,618 8,661
2 American 75,348 84,827 83,271 82,038 84,551 87,814 12,466
3 Alaska 67,939 73,568 81,300 87,529 86,171 87,519 19,580
4 United 83,241 93,326 87,421 89,264 77,526 84,910 1,669
5 Continental 69,858 74,294 79,086 81,037 80,957 84,200 14,342
6 Delta 78,404 86,644 96,880 98,613 85,529 82,631 4,227
7 US Airways 88,194 90,534 87,421 87,221 68,628 74,204 -13,990
  7-Carrier Average 78,913 86,712 88,926 89,634 84,693 85,310 6,397

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.