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Average Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer Salary

$109,298
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,953
Bonus
$9,826
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The average salary for an Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer is $109,298.
10%
$49k
MEDIAN
$109k
90%
$255k
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$49k - $255k
Bonus
$486 - $31k
Profit Sharing
$505 - $34k
Total Pay
$50k - $335k
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What Do Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineers Do?

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

4.3 out of 5
(52)
Highly Satisfied
9Reviews
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 Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) where the average pay is $260,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Airlines, Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc, earning around $165,000 and $150,000, respectively. Skywest Airlines, Inc. pays the lowest at around $58,200. JetBlue Airways Corporation and Southwest Airlines Co also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $95,000 and $100,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineers?

Skills in Transport, Safety Compliance, English Language and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineers?

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 $59,470 based on 25 salaries. An early career Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,638 based on 127 salaries. A mid-career Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,978 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,120 based on 128 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $177,121.
Employees with Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 38.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (37.2% more) and Dallas, Texas (37.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (9.5% less) and Seattle, Washington (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 540 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
23.5%
Mid Career
15.6%
Experienced
23.7%
Late Career
32.6%