The average pay for a Flight Instructor is $65,821 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Flight Instructor Total Pay (?
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$30,590 - $104,469
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $65,821
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Flight Instructor Total Pay (?
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$14.82 - $48.96
(Median)
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,590 - $104,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$30,988 - $104,061  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $48.96  
   
Overtime
$10.75 - $63.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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).
)
$30,988 - $104,061  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Flight Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%
Experienced
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%
Job Satisfaction
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.
Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 34%
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