Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salary

The average salary for an Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer is $99,545 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. A skill in Captain is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,457 - $209,451
$39K
$100K
$210K
MEDIAN: $99,545
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50%
90%

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$34.30 - $207.54
$34
$84
$210
MEDIAN: $83.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$39,457 - $209,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,369  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $40,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,482 - $259,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 380
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$34.30 - $207.54  
   
Overtime
$30.64 - $293.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,369  
   
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $40,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,482 - $259,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers generally perform jobs comprising the same duties. They ensure the safe flight of aircraft from one place to another by physically piloting and landing a variety of aircraft.

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Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Tasks

  • Maintain, clean, and perform checks on aircraft and associated equipment.
  • Maintain, organize, and keep inventory of airplane equipment, parts and logs.
  • Inspect and test aircraft according to standards and regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,331

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Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer?

Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer in New York:
"Best Office View In The World!"
Pros: Flexible schedule, good money, adventure, high performance equipment, get to see places and experience cultures most people only see on T.V.
Cons: Commuting to a domicile is the worst thing about the job.

Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer in Chicago:
"Great Co-Workers!"
Pros: I work with a group of extremely competent front line co-workers that are able to mostly complete their jobs, despite efforts all around them to undermine their efforts.
Cons: While my fellow workers and I work hard to provide a quality product to our customers, I am amazed almost daily at the new policies, procedures, and ancillary cost cutting measures that management imposes on us that decrease the value of our product.

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Key Stats for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salaries

▲84%

▲20%

National Average
$106,000

▼11%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salaries

Captain
▲26%

National Average
$106,000

Pilot
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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