Question by  antifish03 (23)

What is the average salary for commuter airline pilots?

I would like to be a commuter airline pilot.


Answer by  ahJanos (38)

I've seen payscale from $25-30 an hour with flight time of 75-90 hours per month. Some senior pilots might make over $150k a year


Answer by  bigdog22 (308)

The average salary of commuter airline pilots varies from one carrier to the other. Overall, one can expect to earn around $30,000 dollars starting out as a Flight Officer and close to $150,000 - $200,000 dollars a year as a ten year Captain. This also includes cargo companies.


Answer by  PilotCareer (14)

Rates are estimated averages for pilot with 5 years tenure at regional airlines - Captain $65,311; First Officer (copilot) - $33,000. Regional pay scales range from $16,000-$49,000 for F/Os and $27,000-$121,000 for Captains. *Source- The Air Line Pilots Association


Answer by  near2land (493)

A career as a commuter airline pilot offers flexibility in location plus the advantage of quick travel in an often short amount of time but you should check out locations and potential employers for specific pay information.


Answer by  waltmont (23)

The average salary is very low - 20k. You also must take into account lodging in the cities you will be flying into. The biggest positive is the potential to become a pilot for a large airline with appropriate experience.

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