Delta Air Lines Rewards Employees With $1.5 Billion Bonus

  • by: Jeremy Smith

It's good to see successful companies give back to the employees that represent their product. Delta Air Lines announced on Friday that its 80,000 employees will receive $1.5 billion in profit-sharing. That's one big bonus! According to the airline, this is the largest amount ever paid out in the history of profit-sharing programs.

For Delta's employees, individuals will receive the equivalent of 21% of their annual compensation. So if you were to make $50K a year, your bonus would be roughly $10.5K. Not too shabby.

In total, Delta states that it has doled out a total of $4.1 billion in profit-sharing and other performance rewards over the past five years.

In a memo to employees, Delta CEO Richard Anderson and President Ed Bastian said "We are often asked what makes Delta different."

The difference is you. Our unique people-focused culture is the advantage that none of our competitors can match."

Delta Air Lines' headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jeremy Smith is from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is an editor at Lead Stories,, mainly focusing on debunking hoax stories. 

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