Pilot Salary Canada

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Average Air Pilots’, Flight Engineers’ and Flying Instructors’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2271.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: airline pilot, flying instructor, flight engineer, helicopter pilot and test pilot.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wage is $38.81 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $85,000.

Employment prospects for airline pilots, flying instructors and flight engineers are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Fuel costs play a large part in determining expansion demand for this profession.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 19.23 29.70 69.50 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 22.87 26.44 69.50 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Toronto – Ontario(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Ottawa – Ontario(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Montreal – Quebec(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 19.23 38.81 72.12 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Flying aircraft to transport passengers and freight
›› Completing pre-flight checks of instruments and engines
›› Writing flight reports after completion of flight
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences, which includes air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors, is $33.65. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,250, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $65,000.

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