First Aircraft Officers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $44K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,834 - $100,671
$24K
$44K
$100K
MEDIAN: $44,473
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$21.68 - $143.03
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MEDIAN: $36.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$23,834 - $100,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$25,591 - $154,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$21.68 - $143.03  
   
Overtime
$48.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$25,591 - $154,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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.


For many First Aircraft Officers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $46K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $61K on average. On average, First Aircraft Officers make $77K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $137K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

Key Stats for First Officer (Aircraft)

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects First Officer (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 161%

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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