How Much Do Pilots Earn?

How Much Do Pilots Earn?

How Much Do Pilots Earn?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, in 2012, the median annual salary for airline and commercial pilots was $98,410. This indicates that half of the people employed in the field earned more while half made less.

The size of the airline company made a significant difference when it comes to wages. In a national corporation, a captain's average yearly salary was $135,000. In addition, airline pilots often received benefits, such as free or reduced-cost flights and expense allowances. On the other hand, the same position in a regional airline brought in $55,000. Commercial pilots, who work in such areas as tourism, medical transport and flight schools had a lower median annual salary: $73,280.