First Officer (Aircraft) Salary

Men represent the vast majority of First Aircraft Officers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $49K annually nationwide. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for First Aircraft Officers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,688 - $124,623
$25K
$49K
$120K
MEDIAN: $49,424
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50%
90%

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$21.60 - $145.83
$22
$38
$150
MEDIAN: $38.38
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50%
90%

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$0$156K
Salary $24,688 - $124,623
Bonus $0.00 - $16,050
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$32,295 - $156,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data $0$145
Hourly Rate $21.60 - $145.83
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$156K
Bonus $0.00 - $16,050
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$32,295 - $156,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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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)

Pay by Experience for a First Officer (Aircraft) has a positive trend. An entry-level First Officer (Aircraft) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A First Officer (Aircraft) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced First Officer (Aircraft) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 21 salaries. A First Officer (Aircraft) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $146,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for First Officer (Aircraft)

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects First Officer (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
▲149%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 14%
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