Experienced Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salary

Experienced Airline Pilots and Copilots enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($112K) annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $34K and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Airline Pilots and Copilots can bottom out near $61K or peak near $266K depending on individual performance. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Experienced Airline Pilots and Copilots enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,180 - $203,893
$59K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $112,147
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$39.48 - $190.50
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$190
MEDIAN: $105.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$59,180 - $203,893  
   
Bonus
$515 - $33,935  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,111  
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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$61,069 - $266,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$39.48 - $190.50  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $426.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$300K$600K$900K
Bonus
$515 - $33,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,111  
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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$61,069 - $266,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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The biggest paychecks can be found at Southwest Airlines Co — the median salary there is $294K.

United Airlines, Inc. offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $179K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $81K and $271K.

Key Stats for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
10-19 years
75%
20 years or more
25%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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