How much do pilots in the Philippines earn?

Last Updated on 01/28/2020 by FilipiKnow

Although pilot earnings vary depending on the airline, these are the best estimates when it comes to an airline pilot’s monthly salary, starting from the lowest rank:

  • First Class Officer – Php 175,000 – Php 180,000
  • Captain Pilot – Php 275,000 – Php 280,000
  • Senior Captain – Php 350,000 and above

When it comes to local airlines like Cebu Pacific, a First Class Officer usually takes home Php 80,000 to Php 120,000 per month. Take note that a pilot’s earnings also depend on his/her ratings and number of flight hours earned.

Depending on the airline, pilots also receive additional compensation in the form of transportation and living costs, clothing, meal, and hotel allowances, and more.

Airline pilots get paid per flight hour. This means that the pilot only starts earning money once the plane takes off. It’s also the reason why most senior pilots prefer international flights: getting longer flight hours means getting more earnings.

Go back to the main article: How to Become a Pilot in the Philippines: An Ultimate Guide