Airline Pilots, Navigators & Flight Engineers

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Occupation Description

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers pilot and direct the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on a schedule for the transport of individuals or goods. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate as well as earning rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and those that instruct them.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

66270

Job Openings By 2020

31300

Growth Rate

6.4%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Science

Required Work Experience

1 to 5 years

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth