First Officer (Aircraft) Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, First Aircraft Officers earn an average of $45K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Though the majority of First Aircraft Officers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,642 - $109,401
(Median)
$25K
$45K
$110K
MEDIAN: $45,345
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90%

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$23.83 - $121.20
(Median)
$24
$37
$120
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,642 - $109,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,091  
Profit Sharing
$5,750  
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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$28,098 - $140,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$240$480$720
Hourly Rate
$23.83 - $121.20  
   
Overtime
$27.41 - $695  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,750  
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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$28,098 - $140,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $105K.

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Experience Affects First Officer (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 103%

Experienced
up arrow 64%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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