Airline pilots make more than $1 million annually in the United States and Canada.
The average American airline pilot earns $130,000 per year.
The median salary in Canada is $60,000, according to data from the Canadian Association of Pilots.
But even the top-earning pilots earn far less than the average airline employee, earning only about $30,000 a year, according the National Bureau of Economic Research.
And the pay of the top flight crewmembers has also been falling for years, falling from $135,000 in 2016 to $80,000 today.
The chart below breaks down the top 10 most costly airfare markets worldwide, based on the average annual salary.
The top 10 Most Expensive Airfare Markets in the World According to the National Bank of Canada, the most expensive market in the U.S. is New York City, with a median annual salary of $110,929.
New York is home to several major cities including New York, New York Metropolitan, and Manhattan.
But the most lucrative market in Canada, Ottawa, is the second most expensive, at $110.3 million.
Airline and charter pilots make much more than this.
The airlines in the chart above, Air Canada and Canadian Pacific, make more money than pilots do.
However, the median salary of a pilot is less than $30.00 per hour, according a report by the Canadian Institute for Transport and Information.
The U.K., the most costly market in Europe, has the second-highest median salary at $90,721.
The second-most expensive market is Singapore at $82,084.
However the average income of a commercial pilot is only $33,600, according data from Air Canada.
And pilots in Singapore earn the third-highest average hourly wage of $31.70 per hour.
Airlines, charter operators and pilots also make much less than pilots make in the real world.
The Canadian Institute of Transportation Management (CTM) report, Aviation Income Report 2016, 2016, shows that the average earnings of pilots and air traffic controllers are less than half what they are in the commercial sector.
But pilots earn more than pilots in the private sector.
The CTM report also shows that pilots earn much more in the first two years of a flight than the first three years of the airline’s charter.
The report found that pilots make an average of $80 per hour more in those two years.
Air Canada, with the second highest median salary, has been making $140,000 less per year for its pilots in those first two and three years than in its first year of charter.
Airlines and charter operators make less than airline pilots, but they make far more in terms of compensation than air traffic control pilots make.
Air New Zealand, with one of the highest median salaries in the business, has a pilot salary of just $38,000.
The minimum wage in New Zealand is $26.20 per hour and the average salary for air traffic controller is $48,000 an hour.
Canadian Pacific Airlines, the third most expensive airline in the country, makes $90.00 less per hour than pilots, and $84.00 more than air travel controllers, according CTM.
In addition, Canadian Pacific pilots earn a median hourly wage about $34 per hour higher than the national average.
The highest paid pilot at Canadian Pacific is the head of flight operations, Michael J. Friesen, who earns $172,000 annually.
This comes after Frieser earned $180,000 at American Airlines in 2011.
The flight operations group also includes pilots, maintenance, and communications staff.
Canadian Airlines has two other highly paid pilots: James M. Anderton, who works in the operations group, and Richard P. Stinson, who flies commercial and charter flights.
Canadian pilots earn an average $93,000 annual salary, according their salary profile.
The majority of pilots work for American Airlines.
The CTM report found Canadian Pacific has the most pilots, with 647 pilots and flight operations members, compared to American Airlines with 551 pilots and 916 flight operations.
Airlines also make a lot more money on charter planes.
The lowest-cost airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines, have the second and third highest cost per passenger, respectively, according Airline Industry Association data.
The airline industry makes an average gross profit of $4,800 per passenger in the three months ending Sept. 30, 2016.
This is about $8,400 more than it made in the previous three months, according AIA data.
Canadian Air is the lowest cost airline in Canada.
Airlines typically fly between $300 and $400 per passenger.
American Airlines makes the highest gross profit, at about $200 per passenger per day.
Airlines are also making a lot less money on their air service.
In the second quarter of 2017, American Airways recorded a loss of $1.1