An Airline Captain earns an average salary of C$109,927 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

C$45,000 - C$198,549
C$45K
C$97K
C$200K
MEDIAN: C$97,151
10%
50%
90%
C$64.00 - C$215
C$190
MEDIAN: C$193
50%
C$0C$254K
Salary C$45,000 - C$198,549
Bonus C$1,021 - C$20,134
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$49,500 - C$254,902
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data C$0C$442
Hourly Rate C$193
Overtime C$314
Annual Data C$0C$254K
Bonus C$1,021 - C$20,134
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$49,500 - C$254,902
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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 Pay By Employer

$0$307K

$235,000

$200,000

$143,797

Airline Captain Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$103,675

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

Key Stats for Airline Captain

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
46%

Experience Affects Airline Captain Salaries

▲59%

National Average
C$104,000

▼4%

▼24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 4%