At present, the most senior pilots of Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and the other three major airlines earn about 60,000 yuan per month. Today, the domestic civil aviation industry is prosperous and developed. More and more small and medium-sized airlines begin to pay attention to the management and incentive mechanism for captains. In order to meet the needs of development, some small airlines use a more flexible mechanism to provide drivers with high wages that are higher than the market price. It is understood that the salary level of captains in my country’s civil aviation enterprises is very high at present, but the gap between different aircraft types and grades is also relatively large. For example, the captains of some small airlines can earn an annual salary of 700,000-800,000 yuan, while the captains of some large airlines have an annual salary of about 400,000-500,000 yuan. When you see this, you may be confused. Why do small airlines pay more than large airlines? In fact, this is similar to the meaning of private enterprises and state-owned enterprises. The annual salary of programmers in private enterprises such as Tencent or Alibaba is much higher than that of programmers in state-owned enterprises, but there will be certain advantages in other corresponding treatment, but Private companies are more competitive, while state-owned companies are more comfortable. It is worth noting that there are also large differences in the salary of captains of different levels. The annual salary of the instructor and captain is about 700,000-800,000 yuan, and the annual salary of some cargo airline captains can even exceed several million.
Yet for small companies and big airlines alike, the captain’s compensation is almost entirely inaccessible around flight hours and is parts-centric. Each airline also stipulates that the captain’s flight hourly pay varies from 300 to 800 yuan.
In general, the longer the aircraft is in operation, the higher the income of the captain. Some airlines require to do this every year after reaching a certain number of flying hours, and the captain’s flying hour salary can be increased by 5%-15% every year. Of course, this is not all airlines can do.
It is worth noting that in many airlines, there is not much room for the captain’s salary to float, and it is essentially a “monthly” salary. This is different from other industries. After all, the nature of the captain’s work is special, and the salary is determined on the basis of the actual flight hours completed. According to regulations, a captain should not fly more than eight hours a day, 100 hours a month, and 270 hours in a three-month period.
It can be seen that the income of civil aviation pilots is really staggering. There is no doubt that they are a high-income group, but to be a veritable captain, the training period is long, and it takes 7 to 8 years at the fastest. To be a real captain, it usually takes almost 10 years to train the captain. In our country, the training cost of a civil aviation captain is about 5 million. Seeing this, do you think that their money is not really earned? easy?
More importantly, there is a shortage of talents in the field of pilots until now. At present, China is experiencing a storm of demand for pilot talents, and the supply of internal talents is in short supply. Even some Chinese airlines have already extended their tentacles to the international talent market.
It is understood that China started hiring foreign pilots with extremely high salaries very early. It is understood that in the past six years, the number of foreign captains and co-pilots serving in China has almost doubled. The headhunter said that in the first 10 years, in order to “dig” more foreign pilots, China has raised the monthly salary from 10,000 US dollars to 26,000 US dollars. What’s more, this number is continuing to increase. Compared with the extreme shortage of talents, the monthly salary of 170,000 may not be high. After all, it is still determined by market supply and demand.
Although many foreign pilots come to work in my country because of their high salary and good working environment, Chinese civil aviation also has a deep understanding of this, and training their own pilots is equally important, due to the unpredictable international environment. Therefore, the training of pilots is particularly important. There are 22 flight academies across the country, but due to limited training capacity, China still sponsors pilots to participate in training abroad. As well as major airlines across the country, they have increased their recruitment efforts and continued to expand the scale of training. Of course, at the same time, they also hope to alleviate the “famine” of pilots that continues to grow. Many people think that the salary of civil aviation pilots is high, but compared with the pilots of the Air Force, civil aviation can only say “okay”. You must know that the pilots are all officers, and they can choose to retire after flying for a certain period of time. The monthly pension is tens of thousands, not to mention that the salary of Air Force pilots is not lower than that of civil aviation, so if you want to become a pilot, you can first try to be an Air Force pilot.