Delta today said it paid its employees $506.3 million in earned profit sharing, the highest payout in company history for their performance in 2013. Employees’ individual payouts will equal 8.26 percent of their eligible 2013 earnings.
“Thank you to Delta’s nearly 80,000 people worldwide who made 2013 a banner year for Delta through the strong work ethic and values they demonstrate every day,” Delta CEO Richard Anderson said in a statement. “This year’s profit-sharing payment is a reflection of their hard work and of our conviction that if we take care of our employees, they take care of our customers and that enables our shareowners to succeed.”
Delta earned $10.5 billion in 2013 on revenue of $37.8 billion. Profit-sharing at Delta is in addition to monthly employee bonuses that last year totaled $91.7 million.