Average Airline Captain Salary

Average Airline Captain Salary

$168,726
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$79k
MEDIAN
$169k
90%
$304k

The average salary for an Airline Captain is $168,726

Base Salary
$79k - $304k
Bonus
$986 - $70k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $45k
Total Pay
$94k - $534k
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What Do Airline Captains Do?

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.
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Job Satisfaction for Airline Captain

4.8 out of 5
(48)
Extremely Satisfied
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Based on 48 responses, the job of Airline Captain has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.77 out of 5. On average, Airline Captains are extremely satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
98.9%
Female
1.1%
This data is based on 91 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

94%

Dental

84%

Vision

74%

None

5%