Avg. Base Salary (GBP)
The average salary for a First Officer (Aircraft) is £42,870
What is the Pay by Experience Level for First Officer (Aircraft)s?
An early career First Officer (Aircraft) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £43,985 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career First Officer (Aircraft) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £55,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do First Officer (Aircraft)s Do?
In commercial aviation, most airlines and many freight companies will have two persons in the cockpit of flights, due either to company policy or mandates of aviation authorities. While the pilot or pilot-in-command is responsible for the flight, the "first officer" is his/her second-in-command who assists the pilot in in various capacities throughout the flight.
Prior to takeoff, the first officer assists in conducting all safety checks and instrument checks. If manual logs are kept, the …Read more