First Officer (Aircraft) Salary

Men make up the majority of First Aircraft Officers in the United States, bringing in about $49K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, First Aircraft Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,903 - $125,349
$25K
$49K
$130K
MEDIAN: $49,266
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50%
90%

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$21.45 - $148.00
$21
$38
$150
MEDIAN: $38.46
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$0$156K
Salary $24,903 - $125,349
Bonus $0.00 - $21,428
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$29,799 - $156,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$148
Hourly Rate $21.45 - $148.00
Overtime $40.00
Annual Data $0$156K
Bonus $0.00 - $21,428
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$29,799 - $156,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for First Officer (Aircraft)

In commercial aviation, most airlines and many freight companies will have two persons in the cockpit of flights, due either to company policy or mandates of aviation authorities. While the pilot or pilot-in-command is responsible for the flight, the "first officer" is his/her second-in-command who assists the pilot in in various capacities throughout the flight.

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First Officer (Aircraft) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for First Officer (Aircraft)

Pay by Experience for a First Officer (Aircraft) has a positive trend. An entry-level First Officer (Aircraft) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A First Officer (Aircraft) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced First Officer (Aircraft) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 21 salaries. A First Officer (Aircraft) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $146,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for First Officer (Aircraft)

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects First Officer (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
▲155%

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 15%
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