Airplane and Commercial Pilot

By: Eiribeth Mota


One career, that take my attention is Airplane and commercial pilot, because it is an exciting career and you can travel the world and you are paid for it. So, things that people may want to know about Airplane and commercial pilots are: Salary, tasks as a pilot and education requirements.
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In may 2012, the median annual salary for airplane pilots was $14,200 and the median annual salary for commercial pilots was $73,280. Median salary data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.

Responsabilities as a Pilot

Some of the responsabilities as a pilot are the following:

  • Have knowledge about the weather.
  • Review destination and alternate airports in case of emergency.
  • Report any maintenance error to aircrew and maintenance personnel
  • Prepare the airplane for the flight.


  • Must be 18 to receive a commercial pilot license and 23 to receive a transport pilot certificate.
  • Have vision that can be corrected to 20/20.
  • Passing scores on psychological and aptitude tests.
  • Pass a drug test.
  • 4 years of college.
  • Pilots must record 'flight hours' while training in flying various types of aircraft.


  1. "Bureau Of Labor Statistics". U.S department of labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 edition. Airline and Commercial pilots. January 8, 2014. WEB. Visited May 28, 2015.