Salaries for airline pilots vary from airline to airline; how “senior” you are also makes a big difference. Therefore an airline captain who flies international routes in a jumbo jet will typically make less in salary than a young first officer who is flying a aircraft domestically.
An example of an airline which flies internationally and provides excellent salaries for its pilots is Emirates. It is the largest Middle Eastern airline; it currently has more than 200 new planes on order and plans to recruit 500 new pilots this year alone.
What salary do they pay? Emirates offers a starting monthly salary of 34,410 dirhams (USD $9,370) for captains, according to its website. You can make even more in productivity payments for flying more often.
Emirates’ basic salary for pilots is tax-free. They also offer profit sharing, villas for captains and free dry cleaning of uniforms, the website says.