$69,022
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,500

Profit Sharing

$1,499

A Commercial Pilot earns an average salary of $65,770 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$31,426 - $174,269
$31K
$69K
$170K
MEDIAN: $69,022
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50%
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$14.37 - $162
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$160
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$0$194K
Salary $31,426 - $174,269
Bonus $298 - $20,303
Profit Sharing $2.03 - $49,460
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,985 - $194,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 313
Hourly Data $0$161
Hourly Rate $14.37 - $162
Hourly Tips $6.77
Overtime $10.07 - $109
Annual Data $0$194K
Bonus $298 - $20,303
Profit Sharing $2.03 - $49,460
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,985 - $194,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

Job Description for Commercial Pilot

Most of the time, commercial pilots work for airlines. They must ensure that flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner. They must initiate preflight planning by analyzing the weather and checking aircraft performance. They must be competent. They must comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations at all times. They must also follow their company's safety guidelines and procedures. They must make sure they operate the airplane in accordance with the operations manual. They must be reliable. They must follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They may be required to be involved in flight safety investigations.

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Commercial Pilot Tasks

  • Operate, monitor, analyze and appropriately react to all aircraft operational functions.
  • Coordinate tasks to permit a number of functions such as flight fueling, loading and passenger handling.
  • Maintain knowledge of assigned aircraft equipment type and current operational procedures.
  • Safely, legally and consistently operate aircraft.
  • Perform flight operations tasks including aircraft takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach and landing.

Commercial Pilot Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Pilot

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Pilot has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Pilot with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Pilot with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Commercial Pilot which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 66 salaries. A Commercial Pilot with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 46 salaries.

Key Stats for Commercial Pilot

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Commercial Pilot Salaries

Late-Career
▲72%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 22%