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Pilot—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Pilots perform many different kinds of flying jobs. In general, pilots operate an aircraft for the transportation of passengers, freight, mail, or for other commercial purposes. There are approximately 121,110 airline pilots, co-pilots, flight engineers, and commercial pilots employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Captain

Pilot

Co-Pilot

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