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Airline Pilot Salary

$121,097 (USD)

Average Salary

$58/hr

Average Hourly

$4,541

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for an Airline Pilot is $121,097 a year and $58 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Airline Pilot is between $84,142 and $150,667. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Airline Pilot. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Pilots jet airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, or for other commercial purposes.
  • Checks ship's papers to ascertain factors, such as load weight, fuel supply, weather conditions, and flight route and schedule.
  • Submits orders for changes in fuel supply, load, route, or schedule to ensure safety of flight.
  • Reads gauges to verify that oil, hydraulic fluid, fuel quantities, and cabin pressure are at prescribed levels prior to starting engines.
  • Requires current Commercial Pilot's Certificate with necessary type of ratings issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Airline Pilot Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Job family population: 82,890

Estimated population of Airline Pilot jobs: 11,077

Rate of error: 3.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$140,385
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Airline Pilot Job Listings for United States

Corporate pilot
Nov 2
Wichita, United States
Syndeo Staffing
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTSFAA Airline Transport Pilot or Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument RatingFAA Second Class medical certificate2 years' Corporate flight experience2,000 total flying ...
Corporate Pilot
Oct 31
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Syndeo Staffing
FAA Airline Transport Pilot or Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument Rating * FAA Second Class medical certificate * 2 years' Corporate flight experience * 2,000 total flying hours with a ...
Corporate Pilot (Part 91)
Oct 28
Colwich, KS, USA
Syndeo
FAA Airline Transport Pilot or Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument Rating * FAA Second Class medical certificate * 2 years' Corporate flight experience * 2,000 total flying hours with a ...
Accounts Payable Analyst
Oct 4
Tysons (McLean), United States
Air Line Pilots Association
Finance and Accounting - Accounts Payable Analyst External Description Accounts Payable Analyst The Air Line Pilots Association , International (ALPA) , the largest airline pilot union in the world ...
Simulator Pilot Instructor
Sep 20
Charlotte, United States
American Airlines
American Airlines is seeking Full-Time Simulator Pilot Instructor at the Charlotte Flight Training Academy The terms and conditions of this position are covered by the Transport Workers Union ...

The average pay for an Airline Pilot is $121,097 a year and $58 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Airline Pilot is between $84,142 and $150,667. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Airline Pilot. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Corporate pilot
Nov 2
Wichita, United States
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTSFAA Airline Transport Pilot or Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument RatingFAA Second Class medical certificate2 years' Corporate flight experience2,000 total flying ...
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Oct 31
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FAA Airline Transport Pilot or Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument Rating * FAA Second Class medical certificate * 2 years' Corporate flight experience * 2,000 total flying hours with a ...
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