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Commercial Pilots - What They Do

Commercial Pilots generally receive a Postsecondary vocational award before they enter the job market. Once employed, Commercial Pilots can expect to earn an average of $66,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the next 10 years Commercial Pilots will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 13.2% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Commercial Pilots rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 1.9% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Commercial Pilots can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 2.0% are currently unemployed.

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