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Captain/Pilot In Command Salary

How much does a Captain/Pilot In Command make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Captain/Pilot In Command

$118,744 (USD)/yr

$57 (USD)/hr

$4,453 (USD)/yr

$117,141 (USD)/yr

$56 (USD)/hr

$4,453 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Pilots jet airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, or for other commercial purposes. Checks ship's papers to ascertain factors, such as load weight, fuel supply, weather conditions, and flight route and schedule. Submits orders for changes in fuel supply, load, route, or schedule to ensure safety of flight. Reads gauges to verify that oil, hydraulic fluid, fuel quantities, and cabin pressure are at prescribed levels prior to starting engines. Requires current Commercial Pilot's Certificate with necessary type of ratings issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The average captain/pilot in command salary in United States is $118,744 or an equivalent hourly rate of $57. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $4,453. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$82,507 (USD)

$147,739 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$137,657 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Captain/Pilot In Command will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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