The aviation industry is an integral part of the U.S. economy. Boeing’s 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook projects 602,000 new pilots and 610,000 new technicians needed to fly and maintain the global commercial aviation fleet during the next 20 years.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook, Commercial Pilots earn an average of $148,900 per year and about 18,100 openings for commercial pilots are projected each year, on average, over the next decade. Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians earn an average of $70,740 per year and about 13,100 openings are projected each year, on average, over the next decade.
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