Airline Pilot Salary
If you’re a pilot considering becoming airline certified and would like to learn more about expectations and salary potential, read on and then call Paragon Flight to schedule training.
The Range of Salary Expectations
Airline pilot positions are in demand, a demand that is growing as travel skyrockets with new freedom following a couple of years of travel lockdowns. Obviously, you love flight if you’re considering the career, but the potential salary is always important to consider. On the low end, pilots make an average of $56k per year, and on the high end, they rake in $700k.
Factors that affect the particular salary include the aircraft credentials held, the years of experience, the airline in question, and the exact role in the cockpit. Airline pilots aren’t permitted to fly more than 1,000 hours per year, half the time that the average worker puts in yearly. This significant amount of time off should definitely factor into your career expectations.
Pilots are paid by the hour, and the rate rises significantly with experience. Major airlines also pay more than regional airlines. As with any career, as your time invested and skills improve, so will your compensation. It all begins, though, with Airline Transport Pilot Certification.
Choose Paragon Flight for All Flight Instruction
Operating out of Page Field in Fort Myers, FL, Paragon Flight offers a broad range of flight instruction including all of the following:
- Private Pilot License
- Instrument Flight Rating
- Multi-Engine Add-On
- Commercial Pilot License (Single-Engine)
- Commercial Pilot License (Multi-Engine)
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII/MEI)
- Military and Government Training
- Initial Flight Orientation
- Single Engine Recurrent Training
- Rotary Wing to Fixed Wing Transition Training
- Aircraft Transition and Differences Training
Paragon Flight – Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 61 and 141 Authorized
Being approved as a flight school with both authorizations, Paragon Flight welcomes students who require full-time strict structure as well as those who have other commitments and limited time availability.
The location here in Fort Myers is ideal for multiple reasons. First, Page Field is the hub of aviation in Southwest Florida, offering a tower-controlled airport and proximity to many additional airfields. Secondly, the weather is ideal for flight training since over 350 days of the year welcome takeoff. Thirdly, this flight-friendly setting means that we have an abundance of Certified Flight Instructors in the area, so we’re able to provide the best, most diverse CFIs in the world.
Making Your Way with an Aviation Career
Any position in the commercial sector that allows for acceptance of compensation for flight services requires that the pilot have a commercial license.
With a commercial pilot certification, an instrument endorsement, and multi-engine privileges under your belt, you can pursue an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and begin logging the requisite 1,500 flight hours that is mandated for airline pilot roles.
As you accumulate these hours, consider earning your Certified Flight Instructor certification for either single-engine aircraft (CFI), instrument flight (CFII), or multi-engine aircraft (CFI MEI). The time that you spend in the cockpit while providing practical training will count toward your hours, making it possible to do what you love while working toward your goals.
Begin your career as an airline pilot as quickly as possible to begin climbing the salary ladder. Paragon flight will get you in the cockpit faster and with a greater degree of competence than other options, and you can start with a consultation to create your own plan of flight training. Learn more today by calling (239) 747-0056 or following this link.