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Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
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or $77.38 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
44% (Start worrying)
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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (56)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (46)
Assisting and Caring for Others (39)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 13.7% by 2030
'Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.
What are the median wages for 'Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers' was $160,970, or $77.38 hourly
'Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers' are paid 283.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed in this occupation?
As of 2020 there were 83,550 people employed as Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the United States.
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, national, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
SOC Code: 53-2011.00
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