Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) teach others to fly airplanes and other types of aircraft. The Flight Instructor is typically used to teach, train, and assess the knowledge of a lower rated pilot who is attempting to attain a higher certificate or rating, or maintain an existing rating.
According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the median Flight Instructor salary was $117,290. The lowest 10% of Flight Instructors earned less than $34,800 and the highest 10% earned more than $147,890. These numbers are specifically geared towards pilots, the closest occupation to a flight instructor.
Flight Instructors in the USA must have at a minimum an FAA Pilots License or Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate. CFIs are also required to hold an instrument rating in the category and class in which they intend to instruct in.
Salaries for CFI Jobs depend on a variety of factors, including:
The following are a list of common job titles that are available to Certified Flight Instructors