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what are the highest paying aviation jobs?

Question by skyhawk: what are the highest paying aviation jobs?
i’m in the 9th grade and i am thinking about getting a job in aviation. I want a good paying job that i am interested in.

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Answer by Jonas
747 pilot. thats the highest. a380 pilots will get paid the most soon. my dad is a 777 pilot, he gets $ 150,000 a year. air traffic controllers get paid well too.

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4 comments for “what are the highest paying aviation jobs?

  1. muhd aliff
    August 18, 2014 at 9:41 am

    becoming a pilot will do as it has a good paying brother has already became a sia pilot and the salary is better than wat u expected.u also could get free tickets.but some of the airlines u has to wait until u reach 26 years old.but if u were to have family it will be hard as ur off day is not like wat u gd luck!

  2. Chris
    August 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Making a lot of money as a pilot will take you along time. Most pilots start out making only about $ 20k per year and that is after around $ 50k of training. Towards the end of there careers some pilots do make over $ 100k per year.

    You could become a mechanic. Starting pay for mechanics in the airlines is only around $ 13 per hour but if you go into military contracting you can expect to start out around $ 22 per hour. It isn’t cheep to get you Airframe and Power plant certificate it can cost as much as $ 40k.

    Hope this helped

  3. threesheave
    August 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

    There are many well paying jobs in aviation, but all of them require an education if you want to make good money. As was stated above, pilots don’t earn much until they work their way up and that takes several years. It’s only worth it if you love flying. Don’t plan on getting rich at it.

    A mechanics job can be very rewarding and starting pay is good, but unless you start your own business, you’ll never get ‘rich’ in that profession either.

    You could be an engineer, either aerospace, aeronautical, mechanical, electronic……..any number of disciplines in that field. They usually don’t start out as high as you think, and many union mechanics make more than the average engineer. With time, you’ll make quite a bit more than the average mechanic. But engineers don’t get rich working for someone.

    You could eventually start your own business once you have experience and have decided what you like to do….hands on, desk job, left seat in a jet. You could go into the manufacturing of parts or assemblies, do aviation accounting, start a law practice for pilots…

    All the above require lots of dedication starting NOW while you are in the 9th grade. All of them require good math skills, knowledge of physics, mechanical aptitude, and mostly, the ability to learn and understand. Study history, English, everything they can throw at you.

    Never pass up the opportunity to learn ANY new skill. Learn to type with both hands and be a good speller. Absorb everything you can and push yourself to be someone that your class will remember as being ‘the smart one’ twenty years from now.

    Above all, know right now that you can never get rich working for someone else. Your employer will always make more money because of his employees than they do.

    Work with that in mind, learn everything you can, save your money, start a business, get rich, retire early You’ll enjoy the trip and the destination ain’t so bad either.

    You’ll only get out of life, what you put into it. Work hard, work smart, you’ll do fine.

    I Googled aviation jobs for ya:,DVXA:2005-40,DVXA:en&q=aviation+jobs

    Good luck!

  4. grumpy geezer
    August 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

    C.E.O. pay is pretty decent. Why not shoot for the top?

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