Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Career

Job Description: Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.


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Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$152,770

Median Hourly Wage

$73.45*

Total Employed Nationally

81,520


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.