How much do airline pilots earn

Pilot salary

Salary during training

There is no remuneration during pilot training. Depending on the training center, there are even fees for the flight school as well as examination or loading fees. The pilot training is often very expensive and usually amounts to 60,000 to 100,000 euros. That is a lot of money that you have to invest in your training, but as a trained pilot you will also have a high income later, so the investment is definitely worth it. The costs do not have to be paid in advance but extend over your entire training period. With a bit of luck, you can still fulfill your dream, for example by applying for financial support. In addition, many airlines offer financing models for their trainees.

Salary after training

After successfully completing your training as a professional pilot, you can start your professional life and finally earn money. Getting your first full salary transferred to your account is a great feeling. As a pilot, you have one of the highest paying jobs. The starting salary of a pilot is around 2,200 to over 5,000 euros gross per month - depending on whether you start as a captain or co-pilot and which airline you start with. With increasing professional experience and the acquisition of further qualifications, you can go far in terms of salary. With the acquisition of an ATPL (A) license and the position of captain, for example, up to 10,000 euros per month are in!