Salary for Commercial Pilots

Also known as:  Aerial Crop Duster, Aerial Hurricane Hunter, Aerial Sprayer, Agricultural Pilot, Air Ambulance Captain, Air Tour Pilot, Balloon Pilot, Charter Pilot (Commercial Pilot Certificate Required), Charter Pilot (Commercial), Commercial Helicopter Pilot helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.


Commercial pilots fly fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air routes, air ambulance or helicopters. To become a commercial pilot, one must obtain a Federal Air Transport Pilot License for each specific plane type he or she plans to fly. Some airlines require vocational training, but some do not. A few years of on-the-job training or field experience is usually required before a pilot can work officially.

A Commercial Pilot can earn a compensation of around 56000 to 84000 based on experience and education levels. Commercial Pilots can receive a wage of Seventy Three Thousand Nine Hundred dollars yearly.

Commercial Pilots have the highest salaries in Georgia, where they can receive normal pay levels of close to about $124390. This group of people can receive the best compensation in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has salary pay of $98290.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.57 percent nationwide in that time.
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