How much does a Airline Pilot make in the United States? The average Airline Pilot salary in the United States is $173,001 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $153,501 and $195,601. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $153,501 10% $135,747 90% $216,177 75% $195,601 $173,001 50%(Median)
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Job Description

The Airline Pilot determines flight routes, speed, and take off and landing times to fulfill scheduling requirements. Ensures that trip of assigned flight (aircraft larger than 12,500 pounds at takeoff) is conducted in the safest manner possible. Being an Airline Pilot possesses current airline transport certificate with necessary type ratings. Must stay current with federal and local flight regulations. In addition, Airline Pilot requires a minimum of 5,000 hours of flight experience. Airline Pilot's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2022

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