Commercial Pilot Salary Guide

Before you read this guide we must stress that this in some areas is speculative and many details have been submitted by users and may not be 100% accurate, however it may give you a rough idea what to expect:

Small & medium twin-engine turboprop aircraft:

Turbo Prop pilot pay

Airline example - Flybe, Blue Islands & Eastern Airways

First Officer - £22,000 - £30,000 basic pay
                        £2,000 - £3,000 flight duty pay

Senior First Officer - £30,000 - £40,000 basic pay
                        £2,000 - £3,000 flight duty pay

Captain - £40,000 - £70,000 basic pay
                 £2,000 - £3,000 flight duty pay


Executive Jet aircraft:

Private Jet pilot pay

Airline example - NetJets, TAG Aviation & Ocean Sky

First Officer - £35,000 - £60,000 basic pay
                        £2,000 - £6,000 flight duty pay

Captain - £60,000 - £95,000 basic pay
                 £2,000 - £7,000 flight duty pay


Small & Medium - Short Haul Jet aircraft:

Short Haul pilot pay

Airline example - Easyjet, Ryanair & Jet2.com

First Officer - £35,000 - £60,000 basic pay
                        £2,000 - £8,000 flight duty pay

Captain - £60,000 - £90,000 basic pay
                 £2,000 - £9,000 flight duty pay


Large - Long Haul Jet aircraft:

Long Haul pilot pay

Airline example - British Airways, Virgin Atlantic & Cathay Pacific

First Officer - £45,000 - £120,000 basic pay
                        £2,000 - £8,000 flight duty pay

Captain - £60,000 - £150,000 basic pay
                 £2,000 - £13,000 flight duty pay

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