This is a question with a lot of answers, all depending on the pilot’s credentials including hours logged, type ratings, etc. Pilot salary varies widely and is all calculated on the number of hours flown. A certified flight instructor can expect to earn between $25 and $50 per hour depending on region. Regional airlines vary widely based on pay for a new pilot to an experience pilot. The pay can range from $36 per hour to $130 per hour. This increases with major airlines where flying a Boeing 777 pays in the neighborhood of $320. The best way to answer this question is to research the airlines you’re most interested in flying for and learning their hiring requirements and pay scales.