What does a Pilot do?

Pilot Salaries near India

Average Base Pay

₹7,80,839 /month
Not including cash compensation
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Pilot Career Path

Learn how to become a Pilot, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Senior Pilot
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Pilot Insights

Read what Pilot professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
31 Jan 2022

“Pay is not the best if scheduled flights are spaced a good period of time apart.”

British AirwaysBritish Airways
Airline Pilot
19 May 2023

“Not as good as other career airlines in terms of monetary package when Inc bonus etc and housing.”

Horizon AirHorizon Air
Airplane Pilot Or Copilot
15 Apr 2022

“By far the best training department among regional airlines and sharpest schedulers in the industry.”

Magna Service AgencyMagna Service Agency
20 Nov 2022

“They enjoy swinging wildly back and forth between paper check and direct deposit and it’s rarely ever paid on the same day.”

Silverhawk AviationSilverhawk Aviation
12 Sept 2022

“No Loyalty to current pilots QOL and career goals and what they see flying the line.”

Airline Pilot
21 Feb 2023

“great people to work with the pilot group is one of the best out there!”

Out of the blueOut of the blue
1 Aug 2021

“Still ok i like experience time well spent good pay doing what i love good weather.”

Trans Maldivian Airways
First Officer
28 Jun 2022

“It was a nice place conducive for solo lifestyle and I was matched with people of my age group and background.”

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Pilot Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of pilots

Pilots spend their workday selecting safe and efficient routes, performing pre- and post-flight aircraft inspections, determining risk factors in flying, keeping accurate records, and communicating with personnel in the aircraft and agencies on the ground. Pilots are responsible for ensuring the safety and comfort of the aircraft, passengers, and crew.

Being a pilot can be a good career for the adventurous who thrive on change. The work schedule of a pilot varies depending on flight schedules. Some pilots spend a considerable amount of time away from home, staying in hotels. Traveling to different locations is a bonus for individuals who like to explore unfamiliar territory.

Successful pilots get paid well. The average base pay for a pilot in the United States is ₹7,80,839 per year. A pilot's salary can vary depending on their years of experience, level of education, licenses and certifications earned, and specialty training.

Working as a pilot can be demanding at times, as it requires an ability to adapt to unusual working hours and conditions. Pilots must be accustomed to spending a large amount of time in an aircraft, which can be isolating. Additionally, having 20/20 vision is a requirement for becoming a pilot.

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