C$101,821
Avg. Salary
C$131
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$9,000

Bonus

C$4,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Airline Captain is C$131 per hour.

The average pay for an Airline Captain is C$101,821 per year.

C$58.96
10%
C$131.00
50%
C$203.48
90%
MEDIAN C$131.00
C$58k
10%
C$102k
50%
C$203k
90%
MEDIAN C$101,821
C$57,500 - C$203,473
C$58K
C$100K
C$200K
MEDIAN: C$101,821
10%
50%
90%
C$58.96 - C$203
C$130
MEDIAN: C$131
50%
C$0C$293K
Salary C$57,500 - C$203,473
Bonus C$1,007 - C$20,273
Profit Sharing C$4,000
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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C$54,362 - C$293,614
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data C$0C$442
Hourly Rate C$131
Overtime C$314
Annual Data C$0C$293K
Bonus C$1,007 - C$20,273
Profit Sharing C$4,000
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).
)
C$54,362 - C$293,614
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Airline Captain

Airline captains are responsible for safely flying the aircraft to its destination. In a commercial airliner, captains fly with a co-pilot who can fly the plane should something happen to the captain. The initial tasks performed by the captain before taking off include receiving weather information, conducting preflight checks on the navigation systems, and communicating with tower controllers to ensure no collisions occur. Once in the air, the captain and co-pilot rotate flying responsibilities to avoid either becoming too tired; additionally, modern aircraft include a cruise control or auto-pilot that helps keep the plane on course automatically. During flight, the captain also communicates the status of the flight to passengers, as well as checks location, flight path, and weather patterns periodically to confirm accuracy of the computer's flight plan.

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Airline Captain Tasks

  • Lead flight crew, monitor and evaluate data before and during flight.
  • Report and respond to emergency situations.
  • Communicate with ground control and authorities.
  • Evaluate situations and determine necessary changes to the flight pattern.
  • Responsible for safely flying aircraft and for the safety of passengers and crew.

Airline Captain Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

24%

-10%

National Average: C$116,790

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Airline Captain Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Airline Captain?

Airline Captain in Calgary:
"Captain"
Pros: Travel, training
Cons: Time away from home. Poor environment. Dealing with people. Training. Constant accountability.

Key Stats for Airline Captain

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
46%

Experience Affects Airline Captain Salaries

▲41%

National Average
C$117,000

▼14%

▼33%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: