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Commercial Pilots (53-2012)

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots. Excludes regional, National, and international airline pilots.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 932 939 0.75 26 69 96
United States 40700 43800 0.0 1200 3100 4600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with 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.