First Officer (Aircraft) Salary

Men account for the majority of First Aircraft Officers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $44K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,802 - $107,442
(Median)
$25K
$44K
$110K
MEDIAN: $44,312
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50%
90%

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$22.15 - $123.29
(Median)
$22
$37
$120
MEDIAN: $37.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,802 - $107,442  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
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: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$22.15 - $123.29  
   
Overtime
$47.00 - $350.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
   
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).
)
$28,267 - $143,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. First Aircraft Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. First Aircraft Officers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $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 20%

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
41%
5-9 years
26%
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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