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Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salary

An Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer earns an average salary of $100,191 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.
$32,667 - $199,665
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $100,191
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$25.80 - $177.50
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MEDIAN: $86.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$32,667 - $199,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,282  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $14,711  
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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$37,774 - $273,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 500
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$25.80 - $177.50  
   
Overtime
$21.44 - $293.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,282  
   
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $14,711  
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).
)
$37,774 - $273,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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

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

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

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Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer at JetBlue Airways Corporation?
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.
What is it like working as an Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer at United Airlines, Inc.?
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.

Experience Affects Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salaries



National Average
$117,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 55%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%