The average salary for a Commercial Pilot in Australia is AU$78,526.
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Job Description for Commercial Pilot
Most of the time, commercial pilots work for airlines. They must ensure that flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner. They must initiate preflight planning by analyzing the weather and checking aircraft performance. They must be competent. They must comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations at all times. They must also follow their company's safety guidelines and procedures. They must make sure they operate the airplane in accordance with …Read more
Commercial Pilot Tasks
- Operate, monitor, analyze and appropriately react to all aircraft operational functions.
- Coordinate tasks to permit a number of functions such as flight fueling, loading and passenger handling.
- Maintain knowledge of assigned aircraft equipment type and current operational procedures.
- Safely, legally and consistently operate aircraft.
- Perform flight operations tasks including aircraft takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach and landing.
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Popular Skills for Commercial Pilot
Skills in Commercial, Leadership and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Pilot
An entry-level Commercial Pilot with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$61,042 based on 6 salaries. An early career Commercial Pilot with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,078 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Commercial Pilot with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Commercial Pilot with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$104,762 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$120,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Commercial Pilot in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 91.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (8.2% more) and Perth, Western Australia (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Darwin, Northern Territory (36.7% less), Brisbane, Queensland (20.5% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (4.5% less).
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