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The average flight instructor salary in United States is $20,462 or an equivalent hourly rate of $10. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $227. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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Senior Level Salary
An entry level flight instructor (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $15,079. On the other end, a senior level flight instructor (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $24,426.

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Job Description
Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution. Excludes “Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors” (39-9031). Flight instructors are included with “Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers” (53-2010).

The chart below breaks down accounts by the highest level of education obtained.

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