Average Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salary

$101,825
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,839
Bonus
$10,201
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The average salary for an Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer is $101,825.
10%
$45k
MEDIAN
$102k
90%
$241k
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$45k - $241k
Bonus
$195 - $30k
Profit Sharing
$503 - $31k
Total Pay
$48k - $305k

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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.

Job Satisfaction for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

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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 Delta Air Lines Inc where the average pay is $152,605. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines, earning around $150,000 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 $95,000 and $101,736, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

Skills in Transport, Safety Compliance, English Language, Team Leadership and Commercial 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 $58,208 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 $66,516 based on 164 salaries. A mid-career Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,819 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,654 based on 181 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $180,048.
Employees with Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 33.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (27.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (23.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (2.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 706 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
23.2%
Mid Career
16.3%
Experienced
25.6%
Late Career
30.2%