Line Pilot Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about line pilot demographics? We analyzed 384 line 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.

Line Pilot Diversity

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

Line Pilot Gender Ratio

Among line pilots, 11.7% of them are women compared to 85.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 85.2%
  • Female, 11.7%
  • Unknown, 3.1%

Line Pilot Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among line pilots is White, which makes up 85.3% of all line 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 Line Pilots

The chart below shows that 50.0% of line pilots speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Carrier at 20.0% and Cherokee is the third-most popular at 10.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 50.0%
  • Carrier, 20.0%
  • Cherokee, 10.0%
  • German, 10.0%
  • French, 10.0%

Line 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 line pilots.

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

Line Pilot Gender Over Time

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

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

Line 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 line pilots changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Line Pilot

By looking over 384 line pilots resumes, we figured out that the average line pilot enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Line Pilot Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of line pilot employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of line 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 Line 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%
Line Pilot85%12%
Ground Operations Superintendent94%3%
Airline Captain95%4%
Fighter Pilot96%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Fighter Pilot
Airline Captain
Ground Operations Superintendent
Line Pilot
International Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Airline Flight Attendant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Line 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 line pilots.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Production Forklift Operator6.56%
Delivery Driver6.99%
Line Pilot7.63%
School Bus Driver7.91%
Cargo Handler8.85%
Motor Vehicle Operator13.50%
Purser20.19%

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

male-income
Male Income
$130,861
female-income
Female Income
$118,632

Line 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
$137,932
$132,580
$127,229
$121,877
$116,526
$111,174
$105,822
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Line 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$132,580
Master's Degree$139,769

Line 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
$144,052
$139,769
$135,485
$131,201
$126,918
$122,634
$118,350
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Line Pilot Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire line 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 Line Pilot Work In

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

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Government

Public

Private

Education

Industry Concentration

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

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Transportation

Fortune 500

Technology

Retail

Non Profits

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