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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a check pilot. For example, did you know that they make an average of $45.38 an hour? That's $94,398 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 6% and produce 7,000 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Check Pilot Do

There are certain skills that many check pilots have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, problem-solving skills and quick reaction time.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a check pilot, we found that a lot of resumes listed 68.4% of check pilots included faa, while 15.0% of resumes included flight operations, and 8.5% of resumes included flight instruction. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the check pilot job title. But what industry to start with? Most check pilots actually find jobs in the transportation and technology industries.

How To Become a Check Pilot

If you're interested in becoming a check pilot, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 47.1% of check pilots have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 41.2% of check pilots have master's degrees. Even though most check pilots have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a check pilot. In fact, many check pilot jobs require experience in a role such as pilot. Meanwhile, many check pilots also have previous career experience in roles such as captain or chief pilot.

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Average Salary
$94,398
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
6%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
795
Job Openings

Check Pilot Career Paths

Top Careers Before Check Pilot

Pilot
17.9 %
Captain
13.1 %

Top Careers After Check Pilot

Captain
14.9 %
Pilot
12.9 %

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Average Salary for a Check Pilot

Check Pilots in America make an average salary of $94,398 per year or $45 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $131,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $67,000 per year.
Average Salary
$94,398

Recently Added Salaries

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Line Check Pilot
Line Check Pilot
Miami Tech Aircraft Maintenance Inc.
Miami Tech Aircraft Maintenance Inc.
01/08/2019
01/08/2019
$82,27001/08/2019
$82,270

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Check Pilot Demographics

Gender

male

84.4 %

female

13.3 %

unknown

2.2 %

Ethnicity

White

88.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

5.5 %

Unknown

2.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Portuguese

50.0 %

Spanish

50.0 %
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Check Pilot Education

Majors

Aviation
33.3 %
Business
14.3 %

Degrees

Bachelors

47.1 %

Masters

41.2 %

Certificate

5.9 %

Top Colleges for Check Pilots

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL • Public

In-State Tuition
$15,094
Enrollment
32,974

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

5. SUNY Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,306
Enrollment
9,394

6. Boston University

Boston, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

7. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ • Public

In-State Tuition
$10,822
Enrollment
42,529

8. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$50,530
Enrollment
4,571

9. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

10. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,992
Enrollment
33,495
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Top Skills For a Check Pilot

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 68.4% of check pilots listed faa on their resume, but soft skills such as communication skills and problem-solving skills are important as well.

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Top Check Pilot Employers

1. Delta Air Lines
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$87,926
Check Pilots Hired: 
3+
2. Allen Corporation of America
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$80,593
Check Pilots Hired: 
2+
3. SkyWest Airlines
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$87,695
Check Pilots Hired: 
1+
4. MID ATLANTIC COMMUNICATIONS
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$80,959
Check Pilots Hired: 
1+
5. L3 Technologies
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$88,630
Check Pilots Hired: 
1+
6. Civil Air Patrol
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$86,509
Check Pilots Hired: 
1+
Updated October 2, 2020