Commercial Pilot Salary

A Commercial Pilot earns an average salary of $65,770 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$30,656 - $154,438
$31K
$68K
$150K
MEDIAN: $67,940
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50%
90%

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$15.21 - $200.30
$15
$41
$200
MEDIAN: $40.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$30,656 - $154,438  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $38,170  
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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$30,978 - $185,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $200.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$15.32 - $440.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$300K$600K$900K
Bonus
$198.66 - $20,426  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $38,170  
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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$30,978 - $185,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Commercial Pilot

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 Administration (FAA) rules and regulations at all times. They must also follow their company's safety guidelines and procedures. They must make sure they operate the airplane in accordance with the operations manual. They must be reliable. They must follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They may be required to be involved in flight safety investigations.

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Commercial Pilot Tasks

  • Operate, monitor, analyze and appropriately react to all aircraft operational functions.
  • Coordinate tasks to permit a number of functions such as flight fueling, loading and passenger handling.
  • Maintain knowledge of assigned aircraft equipment type and current operational procedures.
  • Safely, legally and consistently operate aircraft.
  • Perform flight operations tasks including aircraft takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach and landing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Pilot

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Pilot has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Pilot with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Pilot with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Commercial Pilot which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 66 salaries. A Commercial Pilot with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 46 salaries.

Key Stats for Commercial Pilot

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot Salaries

Late-Career
▲74%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 24%
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