Salary for Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Also known as:  Airline Captain, Airline Pilot, Airline Pilot Flight Instructor, Airline Pilot In Command, Airline Pilot Second In Command, Airline Transport Pilot, Charter Pilot (Air Transport Pilot Certificate Required), Charter Pilot (Airline), Regional Airline Pilot

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Workers in this field fly fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, transporting either cargo, crew or both. To become a pilot, one must obtain a Federal Air Transport Pilot License for each specific plane type he or she plans to fly. Some airlines require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not. Several years of on-the-job training or field experience is usually required before a pilot can work officially.

An Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer can get salaries between 88000 - 132000 based on experience and education levels. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers get salaries of One Hundred Sixteen Thousand One Hundred dollars yearly.

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers obtain the highest salaries in Florida, where they earn an average salary rate of just about $148940. People working these jobs make the highest salary in Transportation and Warehousing, which has average compensation of $133440.

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ANNUAL SALARY
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2007. Salaries have increased by an average of 1.90 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $133,440
Transportation and Warehousing $116,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $90,050
Educational Services $78,620
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $78,620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $90,050
Transportation and Warehousing $116,390
Finance and Insurance $133,440
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