Chief Pilot Statistics in the US

The average employee age for chief pilots is 43 years. The chief pilot workforce reached a whopping 25,105 in 2020!

Among chief pilots, we discovered that 5.5% of them are women, while 91.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among chief pilots is White, which makes up 85.4% of all chief pilots. Comparatively, there are 7.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 2.9% of the Unknown ethnicity. The majority of chief pilots are located in FL, Fort Lauderdale and GA, Atlanta.

Chief pilots are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, chief pilots are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry. Looking at chief pilot statistics, we found was that Kansas, New York, New Jersey, Alaska and Illinois are where chief pilots find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about chief pilot demographics? We analyzed 1,097 chief 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.

Chief Pilot Diversity

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

Chief Pilot Gender Ratio

Among chief pilots, 5.5% of them are women compared to 91.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 91.2%
  • Female, 5.5%
  • Unknown, 3.3%

Chief Pilot Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among chief pilots is White, which makes up 85.4% of all chief pilots. Comparatively, there are 7.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 2.9% of the Unknown ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 85.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.4%
  • Unknown, 2.9%
  • Black or African American, 2.2%
  • Asian, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Chief Pilots

The chart below shows that 35.5% of chief pilots speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Carrier at 9.7% and German is the third-most popular at 6.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 35.5%
  • Carrier, 9.7%
  • German, 6.5%
  • Japanese, 6.5%
  • French, 6.5%
  • Other, 35.3%

Chief 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 chief pilots.

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

Chief Pilot Gender Over Time

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

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

Chief 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 chief pilots changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Chief Pilot

By looking over 1,097 chief pilots resumes, we figured out that the average chief pilot enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Chief Pilot Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of chief pilot employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of chief 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 Chief 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%
Chief Pilot91%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
Chief Pilot
International Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Airline Flight Attendant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Chief 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 chief pilots.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Yard Jockey6.99%
Chief Pilot7.63%
Taxi Cab Driver7.91%
Switchman8.61%
Warehouseman8.85%
Motor Vehicle Operator13.50%
Flight Follower20.19%

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

male-income
Male Income
$80,911
female-income
Female Income
$66,723

Chief 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
$94,845
$88,794
$82,743
$76,693
$70,642
$64,591
$58,540
$52,489
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Chief 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$82,743
Master's Degree$91,790

Chief 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
$96,990
$91,790
$86,589
$81,388
$76,188
$70,987
$65,787
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Chief Pilot Heatmaps

Where Do Chief Pilots Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Chief Pilots Located?

By looking through more than 1,097 resumes, we found that the most popular places for chief pilots are FL, Fort Lauderdale and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Chief Pilots

Chief Pilot Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Chief Pilot Work In

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

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Government

Private

Public

Industry Concentration

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

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Manufacturing

Transportation

Hospitality

Retail

Health Care

Chief Pilot Jobs