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Airline Pilots

Fly or navigate airplanes or helicopters on scheduled routes.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$179,188 / year    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  13.7%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Pilot aircraft.
  • Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.
  • Monitor engine operation or functioning.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
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Job Title Examples:

First Officer
Airline Captain

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