Airline and commercial pilots can expect not only lucrative salaries, but also high expected growth over the coming years. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13% growth in employment from 2020–2030 — faster than average in the US. If you’ve found that you’re interested in entering the industry, we’ve taken a quick look at several specializations you can pursue within this career!
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers
2020 median wage: $160,970
Job outlook, 2020–2030: 14%
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
2020 median wage: $130,440
Job outlook, 2020–2030: 13%
2020 median wage: $93,300
Job outlook, 2020–2030: 11%
Air transportation workers
2020 median wage: $81,100
Job outlook, 2020–2030: 19%
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*Salary and job outlook data gathered from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/airline-and-commercial-pilots.htm as of January 2022.