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Commercial Pilot SalaryHow Much Do Commercial Pilots Make?
By Kyle Garrett
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, the average commercial pilot salaries were between $67,500 and $92,000. How much you make depends a great deal on the type of company you work for, the type of aircraft flown, and your seniority with the company.
Commercial Pilot Benefits
Depending on the company you work for, as a commercial pilot you may be eligible to receive health insurance, life insurance, and disability benefits, along with retirement plans and "per diem" pay for longer trips, but these benefits are fairly rare for most commercial pilot jobs.
Seniority Affects Pay
As a new commercial pilot, you can expect to make entry level pay, fly older, less sophisticated aircraft, and fly less desirable routes and schedules. New commercial pilots typically must "pay their dues" in this role in order to accumulate the required hours to apply for better jobs and move up the career ladder into higher paying jobs.
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