Aircraft Pilot Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about aircraft pilot demographics? We analyzed 197 aircraft pilots resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Aircraft Pilot Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as aircraft pilots. Keep reading to find out what the results for aircraft pilots were.

Aircraft Pilot Gender Ratio

Among aircraft pilots, 5.2% of them are women compared to 89.0% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 89.0%
  • Unknown, 5.8%
  • Female, 5.2%

Aircraft Pilot Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among aircraft pilots is White, which makes up 85.3% of all aircraft pilots. Comparatively, there are 7.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 2.9% of the Unknown ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 85.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.5%
  • Unknown, 2.9%
  • Black or African American, 2.2%
  • Asian, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Aircraft Pilots

The chart below shows that 42.9% of aircraft pilots speak Arabic. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 28.6% and Russian is the third-most popular at 14.3%.

Job Title
  • Arabic, 42.9%
  • French, 28.6%
  • Russian, 14.3%
  • Spanish, 14.3%

Aircraft Pilot Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among aircraft pilots.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Aircraft Pilot Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the aircraft pilot position over time.

Male
Female
100%
98%
95%
93%
90%
88%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Aircraft Pilot Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of aircraft pilots changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of aircraft pilots based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Aircraft Pilot

By looking over 197 aircraft pilots resumes, we figured out that the average aircraft pilot enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 27%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Aircraft Pilot Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of aircraft pilot employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of aircraft pilots is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Aircraft Pilots with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, fighter pilot and airline captain have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Airline Flight Attendant16%78%
Flight Attendant22%75%
International Flight Attendant22%73%
Aircraft Pilot89%5%
Ground Operations Superintendent94%3%
Airline Captain95%4%
Fighter Pilot96%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Fighter Pilot
Airline Captain
Ground Operations Superintendent
Aircraft Pilot
International Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Airline Flight Attendant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Aircraft Pilots with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to aircraft pilots.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Yard Jockey6.99%
Aircraft Pilot7.63%
Traffic Control Specialist7.72%
Motor Coach Operator7.91%
Palletizer8.85%
Motor Vehicle Operator13.50%
Airplane Flight Attendant20.19%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Aircraft Pilot?

male-income
Male Income
$109,329
female-income
Female Income
$101,676

Aircraft Pilot Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$113,797
$110,426
$107,054
$103,683
$100,311
$96,940
$93,568
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Aircraft Pilot Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$110,426
Master's Degree$114,824

Aircraft Pilot Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$117,470
$114,824
$112,177
$109,530
$106,883
$104,236
$101,589
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Aircraft Pilot Heatmaps

Where Do Aircraft Pilots Earn The Most?

The map here shows where aircraft pilots earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Aircraft Pilot Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ aircraft pilots. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most aircraft pilots is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire aircraft pilots.

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< 50 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Aircraft Pilot Work In

Employees with the aircraft pilot job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most aircraft pilots prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Government

Private

Public

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ aircraft pilots. Those industries include manufacturing, transportation and government.

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Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Government

Transportation

Technology

Aircraft Pilot Jobs