Experienced Airline Pilots and Copilots can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $118K) surpassing six figures annually. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Airline Pilots and Copilots stretch from $61K on the lower end to $250K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $31K from bonuses and $26K from profit sharing. 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. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,679 - $206,422
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$60K
$120K
$210K
MEDIAN: $117,728
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$38.56 - $155.52
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$39
$99
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MEDIAN: $99.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$59,679 - $206,422  
   
Bonus
$1,163 - $31,094  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,760  
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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$61,458 - $250,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$38.56 - $155.52  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $433.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$300K$600K$900K
Bonus
$1,163 - $31,094  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,760  
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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$61,458 - $250,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Those at Southwest Airlines Co can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $184K.

Delta Air Lines Inc offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $175K. The best-paid employees do manage to haul in approximately $244K, however.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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