There are many different types of jobs available to Pilots, including but not limited to Private Pilot Jobs, Commercial Pilot Jobs and Cargo Pilot Jobs. Pilots are responsible to maintain control of the aircraft and guide it safely and smoothly (as possible) from its origin to its destination. Whether the plane is carrying many tons of cargo, or hundreds of passengers, the Pilot and crew are responsible for the safety of all passengers and goods through transit. Pilots schedules are rarely static and may involve spending many nights or days away from home while on layovers either domestically or internationally.
According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the median Pilot salary was $117,290. The lowest 10% of Pilots earned less than $34,800 and the highest 10% earned more than $147,890.
Depending on the type of pilot you wish to become, you will need to attain different licenses such as the FAA Commercial Pilot's License and the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Along with a bachelor's degree and licenses, pilots will typically be required to have a minimum number of hours in a certain capacity before being offered a position with an airline, cargo company or private jet owner.
Salaries for Pilot Jobs depend on a variety of factors, including:
The following are a list of common job titles that are available to Pilots