$65,639
Avg. Salary
$22.02
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,926

Bonus

$3,600

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Flight Instructor is $22.02 per hour.

The average pay for a Flight Instructor is $65,639 per year.

10%
$14.77
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$22.02
50%
$48.53
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MEDIAN $22.02
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$29k
10%
$66k
50%
$107k
90%
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MEDIAN $65,639
$29,302 - $107,371
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MEDIAN: $65,639
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$14.77 - $48.53
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$0$107K
Salary $29,302 - $107,371
Bonus $511 - $12,121
Profit Sharing $3,600
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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$30,072 - $104,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 193
Hourly Data $0$122
Hourly Rate $14.77 - $48.53
Hourly Tips $4.35
Overtime $4.41 - $122
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $511 - $12,121
Profit Sharing $3,600
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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$30,072 - $104,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

Job Description for Flight Instructor

A flight instructor is a person who helps educate and instruct individuals in the safe operation of aircraft. The flight instructor will begin working with students by teaching ground safety rules and flight basics. The flight instructor will then typically advance students through a training process that involves an understanding of flight conditions, cockpit instrumentation, take-offs, landings, and flying solo.

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Flight Instructor Tasks
  • Train students in aircraft handling in compliance with FAA safety and instructor requirements.
  • Follow course schedules and syllabi.
  • Document and evaluate student progress.

Common Career Paths for Flight Instructor


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Flight Instructor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Flight Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Flight Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Flight Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Flight Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Flight Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 41 salaries. A Flight Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 33 salaries.

Flight Instructor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Flight Instructor?

Flight Instructor in Phoenix:
"Slave."
Pros: Seeing students develop
Cons: Management

Flight Instructor in Houston:
"Work salary."
Pros: Students.
Cons: Communication.

Flight Instructor in Las Vegas:
"Never working."
Pros: Most fun job anyone could ask for. Variety is the key to happiness in this job. Teach a wide variety of skill levels and topics.
Cons: Pay can be minimal, non regular paychecks can be a frustration at times. Stressful at times, mentally draining. Alertness is life insurance.

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Key Stats for Flight Instructor

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Flight Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲33%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 42%