U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
Illustrative examples: Airline Captain,
Charter Pilot (Air Transport Certificate Required),
Charter Pilots (Airline),
Airline Pilot in Command
Broad Occupation: 53-2010 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
Minor Group: 53-2000 Air Transportation Workers
Major Group: 53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010