Pilot Salary in India and other benefits

Thinking about becoming an Airline Pilot as a career option? Paychecks are one of the most important parameters to decide which line of profession to choose from the available options. The career path in Airline industry is not for everyone as it takes a lot of time and money to be able to fly large commercial airlines. A pilot should be willing to take the responsibility of the safety of its passengers and the aircraft. Hence, it requires an unbeatable passion and dedication to become a Pilot. A Pilot Salary in India could be anywhere between 3 lakh to 8 lakh per month depending on the airline company and the experience of the pilot.


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A commercial pilot usually earns anywhere between 3 lakh to 9 lakh per month based on which airline they are working for.


What does it take to become a Pilot in India

  1. The candidate should have Physics and Maths in your 12th grade.
  2. Class 2 medical fitness certificate
  3. Class 1 medical fitness certificate
  4. The candidate should have valid license issued by DGCA, India
  5. Ground study
  6. Look for good flying schools in India or abroad
  7. Complete DGCA requirements of flying
  8. Apply for license
  9. Start apply for jobs when you get your license


More than just salary

Apart from Pilot salary in India, there are a number of perks one can get depending on your employer. First of all, the view from your office can make your everyone jealous 😉 . Furthermore, a pilot is allowed 12 hours of minimum rest between two flights. However, their is no fixed time of the job, sometimes a pilot has to wake up at 2:30 AM in the night. On an average 1 sick leave and 1 paid leave is allowed but again it depends on the airline company. In conclusion, there are perks and challenges associated with the profession.

Rutavi Bhatia

Author at Coworking India Magazine. I love writing about entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.