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Table 32: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation Network Carriers Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

Table 32: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation
Network Carriers
Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

(Salary + Benefits in Dollars)

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2007 Rank Network 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Change
2002-2007
1 Northwest 86,203 100,899 100,801 103,560 91,613 88,646 2,443
2 Alaska 71,392 77,745 85,085 91,133 84,866 87,890 16,498
3 United 83,696 90,359 88,649 76,838 85,767 87,245 3,549
4 American 82,842 89,356 80,033 82,160 87,836 86,659 3,817
5 Continental 74,189 78,535 79,094 88,076 80,462 83,353 9,164
6 US Airways 99,457 84,611 89,385 73,408 73,642 75,682 -23,775
7 Delta 84,275 96,725 99,766 90,432 90,504 72,612 -11,663
  7-Carrier Average 84,084 90,464 88,930 85,720 86,273 83,374 -710

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.