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Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers Skills

Below are the skills needed to be airline pilots and flight engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Operation and Control4.885.62
Operation Monitoring4.754.88
Active Listening43.88
Critical Thinking44.12
Monitoring44.12

Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be airline pilots and flight engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Control Precision4.754.25
Response Orientation4.625.62
Problem Sensitivity4.54.88
Spatial Orientation4.254.75
Depth Perception4.124.25

Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be airline pilots and flight engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Transportation4.756.2
Geography4.044.78
Mathematics44.38
English Language3.73.74
Computers and Electronics3.644.48

Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being airline pilots and flight engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment4.876.57
Controlling Machines and Processes4.766.65
Getting Information4.765.44
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.645.94
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings4.645.93

Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being airline pilots and flight engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.94
Dependability4.85
Leadership4.83
Stress Tolerance4.81
Self Control4.65

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers jobs , as of 2019

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell6,900 N/A
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington6,540 $189,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim5,660 $183,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach3,260 $190,590
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood3,060 $203,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward3,030 $247,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale2,940 $132,450
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn2,780 N/A
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue2,430 $240,290
Anchorage1,670 N/A

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to pilots and flight engineers

Source : 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 24.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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