First Officer (Aircraft) Salary

First Aircraft Officers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $44K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,843 - $106,985
(Median)
$25K
$44K
$110K
MEDIAN: $44,132
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50%
90%

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$22.07 - $124.16
(Median)
$22
$39
$120
MEDIAN: $39.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,843 - $106,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,091  
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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$28,267 - $143,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$22.07 - $124.16  
   
Overtime
$47.00 - $350.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,091  
   
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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$28,267 - $143,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for First Officer (Aircraft)

In commercial aviation, most airlines and many freight companies will have two persons in the cockpit of flights, due either to company policy or mandates of aviation authorities. While the pilot or pilot-in-command is responsible for the flight, the "first officer" is his/her second-in-command who assists the pilot in in various capacities throughout the flight.

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Pay by Experience Level for First Officer (Aircraft)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


First Aircraft Officers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. On average, First Aircraft Officers make $90K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $105K.

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Experience Affects First Officer (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 108%

Experienced
up arrow 79%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%
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