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Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers (53-2011)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 2083 2163 3.84 59 157 224
United States 83600 87400 0.0 2400 6300 9100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States * * * * * *
Alaska * * * * * *
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area * * * * * *
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.