Information About Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers

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Training

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers
Training for Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.6
High School 6.3
Some College 12.9
Associates Degree 8.3
Bachelors Degree 59.2
Masters Degree 11.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.6

Employment

Represents about 76,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 32,000 more.


Annual Salaries

On average, airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers make $118,070 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers $57,420 $81,910 $105,580 $140,650 $high
Transportation and material moving occupations $17,730 $20,860 $28,760 $39,990 $54,860
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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