So you want to be a pilot — or a doctor — or a lawyer, maybe? You think you want to be a pilot, but you’re not sure, and compensation is one issue.
Seven different occupations made the list of salaries over $100,000. Doctors in the US are first; however, that requires many, many years of study and intense dedication. Guess what profession is next? It’s airline pilots. They rank second at $128,406 a year, followed by lawyers at $118,786; marketing and advertising managers are next with $103,883.
This information comes from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bizjournals.com. Those are annual salary statistics — but what about hourly compensation, because, as you probably know, doctors work a lot of hours and pilots work much fewer hours. Analysis of hourly compensation sees pilots soaring to the top of the list with an hourly salary of $118.58. then comes doctors at $66.58.
Almost anyone can become a pilot. It is mostly a question of motivation, determination and discipline (and of course good health). Good luck in your quest to join a society of very privileged people — professional pilots. For more information on how you can have a career as a pilot, talk to an Admissions Officer at Phoenix East Aviation, www.pea.com or call 1-800-868-4359 (US) or 1-386-258-0703 (worldwide).