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Most of the time, commercial pilots work for airlines. They must ensure that flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner. They must initiate preflight planning by analyzing the weather and checking aircraft performance. They must be competent. They must comply with Federal Aviation ...
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$31K
$64K
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MEDIAN: $63,738
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While we may think of commercial airline pilots as the person on the other side of the microphone when we take a flight on a jumbo jet, in reality those jobs are at the top of the heap in this profession. Many commercial jet pilots fly for dedicated freight or shipping companies. Many others work for ...
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$36K
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MEDIAN: $79,417
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Commercial Pilot, Jet - United Airlines, Inc. , salaries: $155,000
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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. An airline pilot, copilot, or flight engineer must be a licensed pilot. This involves ...
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$36K
$100K
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MEDIAN: $101,338
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Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer - Delta Air Lines Inc , salaries: $185,000
Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer - United Airlines, Inc. , salaries: $130,000
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Jet pilots in the military serve within the armed forces and are responsible for flying jet-powered military aircraft as assigned by superior officers and command-structures. Most of these jet pilots specialize in some area of duty, such as escort missions, ground attack/support duties, or surveillance ...
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$58K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,075
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Military Pilot, Jet - U.S. Air Force (USAF) , salaries: $48,835 - $127,661
Military Pilot, Jet - U.S. Navy , salaries: $100,000
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Chief pilots (aircraft) oversee the overall operations of an aviation department. This includes managing flight and ground personnel, coordinating maintenance, and scheduling flights. A chief pilot must stay up to date with local and federal flight regulations, as well as stay current with their own ...
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$56K
$89K
$150K
MEDIAN: $89,251
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Non-jet commercial pilots often work for corporations and wealthy individuals and must have the FAA Commercial License with Instrument Rating and First Class medical, as well as a certain number of total flight hours and the FCC-restricted radiotelephone operator permit. Strong communication skills are ...
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$28K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,890
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