Southwest Airlines Benefits

4.6
622 Ratings

Our Benefits

At Southwest Airlines®, our Employees come first.

It’s more than just a paycheck. A career at Southwest Airlines includes several benefits and perks, from our legendary Culture to travel privileges for Employees and their eligible dependents. Southwest® offers an excellent benefits package, including a generous dollar-for-dollar Company match in the 401(k) Plan, subject to vesting requirements and certain compensation limits, as well as a ProfitSharing Plan.

Which benefits does Southwest Airlines provide?

Current and former employees report that Southwest Airlines provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.

Insurance, Health & WellnessFinancial & RetirementFamily & ParentingVacation & Time OffPerks & DiscountsProfessional Support

Insurance, Health & Wellness

Health Insurance
4.4
111 Ratings
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4.3
37 Ratings
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4.2
29 Ratings
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4.4
19 Ratings
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4.5
10 Ratings
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3.9
10 Ratings
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4.0
7 Ratings
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4.4
7 Ratings
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4.4
7 Ratings
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4.3
4 Ratings
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2.0
2 Ratings
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Financial & Retirement

4.8
218 Ratings
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4.6
47 Ratings
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4.5
26 Ratings
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3.0
3 Ratings
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3.0
1 Rating
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Equity Incentive Plan
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Family & Parenting

4.3
29 Ratings
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4.4
11 Ratings
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5.0
6 Ratings
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3.0
2 Ratings
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5.0
1 Rating
Adoption Assistance
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Dependent Care
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Fertility Assistance
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Work From Home
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Vacation & Time Off

4.2
84 Ratings
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4.2
31 Ratings
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4.1
15 Ratings
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3.3
7 Ratings
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4.0
2 Ratings

Perks & Discounts

4.6
41 Ratings
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4.5
29 Ratings
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4.1
8 Ratings
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2.7
3 Ratings
5.0
1 Rating
Legal Assistance
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Professional Support

4.3
23 Ratings
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4.5
6 Ratings
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4.2
5 Ratings
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4.0
1 Rating
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4.0
1 Rating

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • 401K Plan(218 comments)

    9.3% 401K match, some of the best out there!

  • Health Insurance(111 comments)

    affordable and wide network coverage

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(84 comments)

    frustrating PTO and vacation policy. takes 18 years to reach vacation top-out.

Nov 21, 2022
5.0
Current Employee

Southwest matches Employee contributions dollar-for-dollar up to 9.3% of their eligible earnings.

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Nov 16, 2022
5.0
Current Associate Manager in Dallas, TX, Texas

The company has great benefits! Great healthcare, 9.3% 401K match, profit-sharing, and flight benefits for Employees and their families.

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Nov 14, 2022
5.0
Current Regional HRBP in Dallas, TX, Texas

Great benefits ! Great 401k match.

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Nov 11, 2022
5.0
Current Supervisor in Atlanta, GA, Georgia

Cigna very great insurance is great for anyone even if you’re not a person who goes back-and-forth to the hospital

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Nov 21, 2022
3.0
Former Manager of Ramp and Operations in Oakland, CA, California

Travel Benefits were a definite benefit

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Nov 20, 2022
4.0
Current Operation Agent in Las Vegas, NV, Nevada

Medical coverage & 401k plan seems very decent

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Nov 15, 2022
4.0
Current Lead Router in Dallas, TX, Texas

9.3% company 401k match, recently added annual bonus structure, great health insurance.

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Oct 31, 2022
5.0
Former Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX, Texas

401 K and Profit Sharing

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Nov 9, 2022
4.0
Current Sr. Software Engineer in Dallas, TX, Texas

Basic health plan is free and pretty comprehensive. Doesn’t include vision insurance for some positions however.

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Nov 9, 2022
1.0
Current Employee

SWA does not offer sick days, I got COVID from a Mandatory office event and had to use PTO during my quarantine.

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