Commercial Pilot

Code: 53-2012.00

Also known as: Captain, Charter Pilot, Check Airman, Chief Pilot, Commercial Pilot, EMS Helicopter Pilot (Emergency Medical Service Helicopter Pilot), First Officer, Helicopter Pilot, Line Pilot, Pilot

Description: Commercial Pilots fly airplanes and helicopters for commercial airlines and charter services. This career requires extensive training, especially for pilots who want to fly planes with passengers or commercial cargo. Commercial airline pilots must have a minimum of 250 hours of flight experience, an instrument rating, and a license to fly.

Commercial Pilot

Typical wages

10% $47,570
25% $67,070
Median $93,300
75% $132,850
90% $200,920

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 4,400