How much does a Airplane Captain (Large Jet) make in the United States? The average Airplane Captain (Large Jet) salary in the United States is $140,800 as of September 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $122,000 and $159,000. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $122,000 10% $104,884 90% $175,570 75% $159,000 $140,800 50%(Median)
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The Airplane Captain (Large Jet) 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 Airplane Captain (Large Jet) possesses current airline transport certificate with necessary type ratings. Must stay current with federal and local flight regulations. In addition, Airplane Captain (Large Jet) requires a minimum of 5,000 hours of flight experience. Airplane Captain (Large Jet)'s years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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