Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
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Annual wages for Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in United States
★ For the data available, wages are capped at $208,000
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