The average salary for a Commercial Pilot in Canada is C$60,820.
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C$33k - C$148k
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C$36k - C$159k
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Commercial Pilot
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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Pilot
An early career Commercial Pilot with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$50,868 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Commercial Pilot with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$73,333 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Commercial Pilot with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$75,729 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$80,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Commercial Pilot in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 146.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (23.9% more) and Calgary, Alberta (23.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (48.3% less) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (17.8% less).
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