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Delta Air Lines

“Not many people can plan last-minute weekend dinner trips in Tokyo with coworkers,” says one employee at the airline that offers generous flight privileges. These travel enthusiasts also reap the rewards of healthy profit-sharing, which has paid out nearly $5 billion over the past five years. Employees say it’s all part of the company’s caring “family spirit.” See our feature on Delta from the March 15 issue of Fortune for more.

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Rank last year


Years on list


HQ location


Total employees


Job openings (as of February 2017)




Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$40.7 billion

Year founded


Type of organization


Number of work sites


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Onsite fitness center
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Job sharing
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
% Women43%
% Minorities40%
% African-American/Black21%
% Asian8%
% Caucasian/White62%
% Hispanic/Latino10%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1%
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity< 1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO27
Total PTO after 5 years32
# Sick days7
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers27
# Sick days for part-timers7
Most common job (for salaried employee)Frontline Leader
Avg. base pay (salaried)$79,260
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$18,159
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$97,419
Most common job (for hourly employee)Customer Service Agent
Avg. base pay (hourly)$51,960
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$16,206
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$68,166
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %1%
# of job applicants1,300,000
Avg. # of applicants per opening144
FT voluntary turnover5%
Jobs filled internally6,104
% Jobs filled by referral10
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)22
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)32

News about Delta Air Lines

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Videos about Delta Air Lines

JetBlue and Delta Want to Make the Boarding Process Easier

With the help of biometric technology like facial recognition and fingerprinting.

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Delta Air Lines Kicks Family With Toddler Off Overbooked Flight

The parents refused to give up their 2-year-old’s seat.

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