Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft.

$137,330

Median US Salary

None

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Currently employed

84,070

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

4%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

1,000 to 4,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Washington $280,000

California $198,370

Colorado $194,310

Nevada $189,540

Pennsylvania $174,630

Texas $164,860

Florida $150,770

Illinois $124,450

New Hampshire $119,590

Alaska $117,650

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Maxxing your 401k as Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

13.8%

Per paycheck

$728.90

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $5,281.92
Pre Tax Retirement $728.90
Before Taxes $4,553.02
Taxes $1,365.91
Take Home $3,187.11

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