Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers (53-2011)
Occupation description: Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
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Employment and Job Openings
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Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities. Read more.
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|Balance of State
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.
Labor Force Indicators
|2015 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2015 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||88
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||81
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||17
|2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Alaska Licensing Information
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree
||Work experience: Less than 5 years
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
Alaska Economic Trends articles
Alaska’s Pilots (October 2015)