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Airline pilot salaries: how much do pilots earn?

What does a commercial airline pilot’s salary look like? According to ThePilotGuys it is known that some US pilots earn above $700K annually; figure that could well increase by 40% as a result of the post-pandemic pilot shortage.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, claim that the median salary for Captains, First-Officers and Second-officers including Flight Engineers is about $203,010 as of 2021. In 2023, it has been possible to expect salaries to increase by 20-40% over the next four years. 

It must be noted that pilot salary is determined by many factors that include regional and carrier differences

Author: FTN

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