Have you ever wondered how much a pilot earns in a month? As part of its latest recruitment campaign, Emirates Airlines has released information about the monthly salaries of their pilots.
At present, Emirates flies to a total of 155 destinations in 83 countries around the world. It has about 4000 pilots, which consist of more than 100 nationalities. This month, they are planning to hire more pilots through recruitment drives that will be held in Bahrain, Singapore, and South Africa.
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Monthly Salaries of Emirates Pilots
The monthly salary of an Emirates pilot depends on his or her rank:
An Emirates Captain who flies the A380 and B777 fleets earns a basic salary of AED 42,695 and a housing allowance of AED 16,075 plus average flying pay. This leads to a total, tax-free salary of AED 58,770 per month.
Meanwhile, a First Officer who flies the same fleets earns a basic salary of AED 30,125 and a housing allowance of AED 14,325 plus average flying pay. This leads to a total, tax-free salary of AED 44,450 per month.
Aside from the monthly salary, Emirates pilots receive:
- Annual leave of 42 days per year (for Captains)
- Primary and secondary education allowance (for their kids)
- Medical and dental coverage
- Life Insurance
- Platinum discount card
Minimum Requirements for Emirates Pilots
Sounds like a great salary and benefits package, right? Becoming a certified Emirates pilot take a lot of hard work, however. To qualify as a First Officer, you need to have a valid Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Furthermore, you need to have flight experience: 3000 hours flying aircrafts with maximum take-off weights (MTOW) of above 10 tonnes OR 2000 hours flying aircrafts with MTOWs of above 20 tonnes. You should also have an ICAO English Level of 4 or above.
Female Pilots with Emirates Airlines
Notably, the airline includes female pilots as well. Here is a video of Captain Nevin Darwish and Senior First Officer Alia Al Muhairi flying the Airbus A380 from Dubai to Vienna:
Indeed, Emirates pilots have an attractive salary and benefits package, but they have also studied and worked really hard to get there. If you are interested in applying for a job with the airline, you can check out the Emirates Careers Site here.