Average Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salary

$101,507
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,226
Bonus
$10,147
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The average salary for an Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer is $101,507.
10%
$43k
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$102k
50%
$239k
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MEDIAN $101,507
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Salary
$43k - $239k
Bonus
$193 - $29k
Profit Sharing
$491 - $31k
Total Pay
$46k - $309k

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Job Description for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Tasks
  • Maintain, clean, and perform checks on aircraft and associated equipment.
  • Maintain, organize, and keep inventory of airplane equipment, parts and logs.
  • Inspect and test aircraft according to standards and regulations.

Popular Employer Salaries for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer are from the companies United Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and Delta Air Lines Inc. Reported salaries are highest at United Airlines, Inc. where the average pay is $164,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Delta Air Lines Inc and American Airlines, earning around $152,605 and $135,000, respectively. Skywest Airlines, Inc. pays the lowest at around $64,100. JetBlue Airways Corporation and Southwest Airlines Co also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $91,075 and $101,736, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer
Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet
Airline Captain
Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

Skills in Transport, Safety Compliance, English Language, Team Leadership and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

An entry-level Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,908 based on 33 salaries. An early career Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,111 based on 176 salaries. A mid-career Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,160 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,815 based on 197 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $179,852.
Employees with Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 37.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (23.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (18.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 746 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Early Career
23.6%
Mid Career
15.1%
Experienced
26.4%
Late Career
30.4%