Carrier Detail Cockpit Cost Per Block Hour Summary11
American
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $613 $626 $718 $753 $771 $821 $852 $860 $822 $765 $766 $768 $781 $785 $819 $821 $846 $764
Salaries and Wages $431 $445 $492 $509 $504 $530 $539 $546 $536 $492 $488 $477 $480 $496 $518 $514 $522 $509
Pilot Training $14 $16 $44 $53 $68 $75 $83 $61 $24 $25 $20 $18 $21 $28 $31 $26 $29 $29
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $135 $146 $154 $156 $170 $185 $215 $228 $214 $224 $238 $242 $220 $229 $242 $251 $182
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $30 $36 $37 $43 $45 $45 $38 $35 $34 $35 $35 $37 $41 $41 $40 $43 $43
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Continental
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $400 $415 $472 $602 $642 $651 $653 $552 $728 $680 $606 $544 $547 $577 $667 $654 $694 $0
Salaries and Wages $330 $342 $393 $518 $555 $563 $560 $467 $455 $460 $415 $384 $408 $433 $487 $518 $549
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7 $21 $25 $24 $19
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $47 $48 $47 $46 $46 $51 $55 $53 $246 $189 $159 $128 $97 $87 $121 $78 $91
Per Diem/ Personnel $22 $26 $31 $38 $41 $37 $38 $33 $27 $31 $31 $32 $35 $36 $34 $34 $35
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Delta
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $767 $879 $713 $681 $679 $774 $866 $998 $1,232 $1,134 $822 $739 $562 $609 $691 $799 $838 $941
Salaries and Wages $553 $545 $509 $494 $522 $605 $689 $700 $790 $735 $500 $420 $432 $459 $519 $566 $597 $635
Pilot Training $34 $37 $51 $43 $43 $64 $66 $37 $25 $20 $8 $4 $6 $7 $4 $9 $9 $8
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $149 $266 $121 $109 $76 $66 $67 $219 $373 $338 $277 $275 $77 $96 $117 $172 $177 $243
Per Diem/ Personnel $31 $30 $32 $35 $38 $39 $43 $42 $44 $42 $37 $39 $47 $48 $50 $52 $56 $55
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Northwest
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $766 $719 $705 $794 $772 $763 $836 $847 $930 $909 $887 $689 $648 $677 $899 $0 $0 $0
Salaries and Wages $587 $502 $490 $560 $519 $541 $584 $582 $609 $596 $519 $416 $450 $449 $604
Pilot Training $38 $46 $59 $58 $53 $51 $52 $44 $49 $45 $35 $26 $36 $35 $31
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $105 $135 $118 $134 $157 $126 $157 $183 $233 $230 $295 $207 $121 $146 $214
Per Diem/ Personnel $36 $37 $39 $43 $43 $45 $44 $39 $38 $37 $38 $40 $42 $48 $49
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
United
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $672 $724 $792 $818 $810 $889 $1,086 $1,186 $838 $706 $602 $595 $613 $681 $754 $741 $697 $774
Salaries and Wages $510 $553 $623 $616 $606 $650 $720 $758 $487 $430 $386 $386 $397 $435 $465 $473 $493 $521
Pilot Training $29 $23 $26 $23 $26 $26 $32 $31 $19 $13 $12 $9 $11 $11 $15 $10 $11 $7
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $91 $103 $95 $128 $124 $157 $273 $342 $288 $220 $162 $155 $153 $181 $218 $203 $141 $194
Per Diem/ Personnel $42 $46 $48 $50 $54 $56 $61 $55 $45 $43 $43 $46 $51 $55 $55 $55 $52 $52
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
US Airways
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $668 $757 $808 $761 $836 $799 $938 $1,047 $878 $728 $482 $822 $738 $569 $567 $559 $554 $564
Salaries and Wages $442 $469 $468 $478 $472 $436 $545 $543 $510 $396 $310 $545 $471 $373 $373 $367 $363 $397
Pilot Training $41 $37 $34 $46 $93 $102 $98 $80 $35 $31 $32 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $157 $222 $277 $204 $231 $224 $257 $391 $305 $273 $114 $238 $221 $160 $160 $157 $156 $131
Per Diem/ Personnel $29 $29 $29 $33 $40 $38 $38 $34 $29 $28 $27 $39 $47 $35 $34 $35 $36 $37
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
America West
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $308 $326 $343 $369 $377 $402 $420 $409 $441 $473 $473 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Salaries and Wages $228 $245 $258 $276 $288 $315 $323 $307 $308 $335 $334 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $59 $58 $62 $66 $67 $72 $75 $73 $105 $110 $110 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Per Diem/ Personnel $20 $22 $24 $28 $22 $15 $23 $28 $28 $28 $29 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Southwest
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $330 $335 $343 $355 $372 $352 $377 $399 $480 $508 $538 $594 $567 $579 $630 $691 $700 $698
Salaries and Wages $254 $256 $261 $269 $278 $280 $300 $320 $348 $377 $407 $425 $435 $452 $491 $529 $546 $535
Pilot Training $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $6 $5 $5 $6
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $51 $52 $54 $57 $63 $42 $43 $47 $101 $100 $102 $138 $99 $95 $102 $125 $118 $122
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $26 $27 $28 $28 $28 $31 $29 $28 $27 $27 $28 $29 $29 $30 $31 $31 $35
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
jetBlue
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $283 $358 $413 $411 $366 $364 $410 $437 $464 $525 $564 $574 $614
Salaries and Wages $193 $213 $273 $265 $261 $270 $290 $302 $320 $367 $394 $402 $406
Pilot Training $6 $25 $8 $9 $7 $12 $10 $9 $9 $9 $9 $11 $10
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $33 $81 $92 $104 $67 $48 $74 $90 $99 $117 $127 $127 $165
Per Diem/ Personnel $52 $40 $39 $33 $30 $34 $36 $36 $35 $32 $34 $34 $33
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
AirTran
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $220 $225 $265 $343 $344 $347 $362 $358 $357 $362 $369 $387 $416 $476 $0
Salaries and Wages $0 $0 $0 $176 $185 $202 $253 $280 $280 $284 $281 $276 $280 $286 $299 $324 $380
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $14 $11 $15 $25 $3 $3 $3 $2 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $3
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $0 $0 $0 $22 $19 $21 $38 $33 $38 $47 $46 $50 $49 $50 $55 $58 $60
Per Diem/ Personnel $0 $0 $0 $8 $10 $27 $28 $28 $26 $27 $29 $29 $31 $31 $30 $30 $33
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Frontier
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $246 $243 $306 $427 $454 $481 $392 $370 $360 $365 $213 $349 $394 $427 $390
Salaries and Wages $0 $0 $0 $203 $198 $248 $349 $371 $402 $321 $303 $296 $295 $172 $285 $322 $347 $353
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $2 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5 $6 $4 $3 $2 $2 $3 $5 $4
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $0 $0 $0 $22 $23 $31 $45 $50 $50 $41 $37 $36 $40 $24 $36 $38 $1 $0
Per Diem/ Personnel $0 $0 $0 $21 $20 $26 $32 $32 $30 $26 $24 $24 $27 $16 $26 $31 $75 $33
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Virgin America
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $298 $304 $345 $363
Salaries and Wages $0 $0 $187 $191 $219 $236
Pilot Training $0 $0 $38 $24 $32 $35
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $0 $0 $32 $48 $56 $54
Per Diem/ Personnel $0 $0 $41 $41 $38 $37
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Alaska
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $418 $440 $504 $543 $566 $591 $653 $690 $762 $757 $622 $610 $621 $585 $812 $706 $719 $727
Salaries and Wages $324 $342 $387 $414 $432 $456 $509 $512 $532 $533 $418 $398 $399 $411 $495 $450 $455 $458
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1 $2
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $71 $76 $82 $102 $115 $116 $124 $159 $211 $206 $187 $194 $202 $151 $288 $219 $228 $230
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $23 $34 $27 $20 $19 $20 $19 $19 $18 $17 $19 $21 $23 $29 $35 $35 $37
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Hawaiian
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $522 $471 $490 $482 $512 $530 $628 $901 $839 $858 $776 $731 $627 $641 $743 $795 $819 $901
Salaries and Wages $326 $315 $343 $347 $370 $396 $418 $610 $542 $482 $457 $452 $433 $468 $433 $462 $482 $484
Pilot Training $27 $15 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14 $27 $41 $41
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $156 $127 $132 $118 $119 $111 $185 $262 $271 $356 $289 $244 $159 $135 $263 $272 $257 $331
Per Diem/ Personnel $14 $14 $15 $16 $23 $23 $25 $29 $27 $20 $30 $35 $35 $38 $32 $34 $41 $45
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Allegiant
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $237 $270 $298 $292 $363 $426 $413
Salaries and Wages $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $167 $195 $225 $224 $290 $329 $305
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22 $24 $22 $21 $21 $31 $30
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35 $34 $39 $35 $41 $51 $62
Per Diem/ Personnel $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13 $16 $12 $11 $12 $14 $16
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.