Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers

Training Requirements for Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers need a bachelor's degree, less than 5 years experience and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 4.7
Some College 12.3
Associates Degree 7.9
Bachelors Degree 59.9
Masters Degree 12.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.1

Employment Outlook for Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers

This represents about 75,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 19,000 more.

Typical Income for Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers

Annual Salaries

On average, airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers make $152,770 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers $65,000 $87,930 $127,820 $195,550 $high
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Air transportation workers $32,880 $47,020 $71,510 $118,770 $177,670
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers $51,130 $73,660 $105,720 $162,310 $high
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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