As part of its ongoing focus and commitment to pay parity, Delta conducts periodic pay reviews to take a closer look at equal pay among men and women and address any equity issues.
During the last review, Delta achieved complete pay parity for men and women in administrative and frontline jobs.
"While we are proud to have achieved 100 percent parity during our last review, we know our work is not done," said Joanne Smith, Delta's Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. "Maintaining pay parity is an ongoing effort and Delta remains fully committed to maintaining parity as our employee base continues to change and grow."
After signing the White House Equal Pay Pledge in 2016, the airline committed to conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis across occupations; reviewing hiring and promotion processes and procedures to reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers; and embedding equal pay efforts into broader enterprise-wide equity initiatives.
Delta has a longstanding history of distinguishing pay based on performance and contribution regardless of the individual's personal demographic.
"Delta's pay compensation model is intentional and deliberate in not allowing bias and discrimination to creep in," Joanne said. "With every broad compensation increase, we view it through the lens of equity to ensure we are giving fair treatment to everyone."
On average, women in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual gender wage gap of $10,470, according to a 2017 U.S. Census Bureau report.
The airline's overall goal is to create a workplace where all people are welcomed, supported and — above all — treated fairly.