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Now is the Right Time

To Consider a Career as a Pilot

Are You Trying to Decide what Profession to Pursue?

Now is the time to consider a career as a professional pilot. A 2016 study by Boeing predicted a need for 617,000 pilots over the next 20 years – that is approximately 31,000 new pilots per year. Given this and other unique market conditions, the commercial airline industry expects to experience a deficit of up to 15,000 pilots within the next 10 years.

 

Although alarming, this trajectory toward a pilot deficit creates an opportunity that is both exciting and lucrative for those who pick aviation as a career. Pilot wages have already begun to increase, and top new-hires can receive up to $22,000 as a signing bonus. Captains of large jet aircraft now earn an average of $262 per hour, and because of the looming shortage, the pathway to becoming a commercial pilot is becoming quicker. Aspiring pilots can begin to fly solo as early as age 16 and can be flying for a commercial airline by age 23. 

Consider this Comparison of 3 Leading Lucrative Professions

Average Salary

Pilot
$ K
Lawyer
$ K
Physician
$ K

Avg. Work Week

Pilot
hrs.
Lawyer
hrs.
Physician
hrs.

Avg. Profesional Training Cost

Pilot
$ K
Lawyer
$ K
Physician
$ K

Professional Training

Pilot
months
Lawyer
yrs.
Physician
yrs.

Age Entering Target Career

Pilot
Lawyer
Physician

View from the Office

Pilot

Spectacular

Lawyer

Academic

Physician

Sterile

.

ROI (Return on Investment)

Pilots spending $70K on professional flight training in addition to the cost of a four-year degree can expect to earn approximately $54 for every dollar spent in training and education.  Contact us today to invest in your career as a professional pilot.

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