How Much Money Can Airline Pilots Really Earn?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for airline pilots and copilots is $117,290. The bottom 10 percent earned under $60,770, while the top 10 percent earned more than $187,200.
Graduates of ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program are flying for virtually every airline in the United States, as well as for airlines well beyond our borders. These graduates form an alumni group that we enjoy staying in touch with. One ATP graduate that we always look forward to hearing from is Chris Carey who flies for United Airlines. Chris has sent us several very interesting articles, and I would like to share his latest with you about how much an airline pilot can earn in his or her career, a confusing but important subject for people interested in becoming a professional pilot: