Being an airline pilot offers a salary and benefits that few other careers can compete with. A pilot’s pay starts at $60,000 a year, and increases significantly with years of experience. A Captain who has three years of experience makes more than $82,000 per year. Add in the incredible benefits, and it’s pretty clear that earning your pilot’s certificate really pays off.
The truth is that being a pilot is actually as great as it sounds. While you’re on the clock, it’s a job that carries great responsibility. But when you’re not flying jets around the country (we know, right?), you have the ability to explore the world, spend time with family and friends and do more of what you love.