Average Airline Pilot Salary in Afghanistan for 2022

In this article, we will look at the average Airline Pilot salary for 2022 in Afghanistan and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!

The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.

All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Afghan afghani. To keep things simple, we are using the AFN currency code instead of the currency symbol ุ‹.

How Much Does an Airline Pilot Make in Afghanistan?

An Airline Pilot working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 1,716,600 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 926,000 AFN to the highest average salary of 2,593,900 AFN.

Average Annual Salary
1,716,600 AFN
Average Monthly Salary
143,050 AFN

Lowest Annual Salary
926,000 AFN
Lowest Monthly Salary
77,166 AFN

Highest Annual Salary
2,593,900 AFN
Highest Monthly Salary
216,158 AFN

These are average salaries for an Airline Pilot in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for an Airline Pilot to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.

Airline Pilot salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.

Distribution of Airline Pilot Salaries in Afghanistan

So we've looked at the average salaries an Airline Pilot will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.

Salary ranges

We already know that an Airline Pilot can earn between 926,000 AFN and 2,593,900 AFN on average in Afghanistan. This is known as the range in statistics.

The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.

Median salary

The median salary for an Airline Pilot in Afghanistan is 1,570,900 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 1,570,900 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 1,570,900 AFN.

If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.

If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).

Percentiles

Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.

For the average Airline Pilot salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 1,125,300 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 1,125,300 AFN.

75% of the population earn less than 1,921,500 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 1,921,500 AFN.

Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.

The difference between a median and an average salary

The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.

  • If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
  • If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
  • If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.

Airline Pilot Salary by Experience Level in Afghanistan

The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.

We have researched the average airline pilot salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.

  • 0 - 2 Years Experience. An Airline Pilot in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 1,074,200 AFN.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Airline Pilot salary would increase to 1,357,900 AFN.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as an Airline Pilot, the average salary would be 1,788,300 AFN.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 2,110,600 AFN.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. An Airline Pilot with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 2,327,100 AFN.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For an Airline Pilot with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 2,485,800 AFN.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
1,074,200 AFN
2-5 Years +26%
1,357,900 AFN
5-10 Years +32%
1,788,300 AFN
10-15 Years +18%
2,110,600 AFN
15-20 Years +11%
2,327,100 AFN
20+ Years +6%
2,485,800 AFN

Airline Pilot Salary by Education Level in Afghanistan

As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?

In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.

The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.

In our research, we looked at the average salary for an Airline Pilot in Afghanistan based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.

  • Certificate or Diploma. An Airline Pilot in Afghanistan with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 1,357,900 AFN.

  • Bachelor's Degree. An Airline Pilot in Afghanistan with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 1,788,300 AFN.

  • Master's Degree. An Airline Pilot in Afghanistan with a master's degree education can earn an average salary of 2,460,900 AFN.

Average Salary by Education Chart

Certificate or Diploma
1,357,900 AFN
Bachelor's Degree +32%
1,788,300 AFN
Master's Degree +37%
2,460,900 AFN

How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?

The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Afghanistan is around 389,000 to 1,170,000 AFN and takes two years to complete.

As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.

It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.

Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.

Airline Pilot Salary Compared by Gender

In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.

In Afghanistan, a male airline pilot will earn an average of 1,788,300 AFN, while a female airline pilot will earn around 1,606,100 AFN.

This means that a male airline pilot earns approximately 11% more than a female airline pilot for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan

Male
1,788,300 AFN
Female -11%
1,606,100 AFN

Airline Pilot Average Pay Raise in Afghanistan

In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.

From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for an Airline Pilot in Afghanistan is around 8% every 30 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Afghanistan is around 4% every 29 months.

In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.

To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:

Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12

So for this example, it would be:

Annual Increase = ( 8 ÷ 30 ) × 12  = 3%

What this means is that an Airline Pilot in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 3% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2022

In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Afghanistan.

You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Airline Pilot Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.

Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.

An Airline Pilot is a moderate bonus based job, with 60% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

40% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.

For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 6% to 7%.

Received Bonus
60%
No Bonus
40%

What are the Types of Bonus?

There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:

  • Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
  • Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
  • Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
  • Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.

Government vs Private Sector Salaries

Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.

Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn approximately 11% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
971,200 AFN
Private Sector -11%
878,900 AFN

Salaries for Jobs Similar to an Airline Pilot

In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to an Airline Pilot in Afghanistan.

Job Title Category Salary
Aeronautical Engineer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,074,600 AFN
Aerospace Engineer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,259,300 AFN
Aerospace Technician Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 970,200 AFN
Air Crew Member Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 615,700 AFN
Air Crew Officer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 659,200 AFN
Air Traffic Assistant Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 573,500 AFN
Air Traffic Controller Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,079,600 AFN
Aircraft Assembler Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 516,100 AFN
Aircraft Body Repairer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 457,300 AFN
Aircraft Captain Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,621,400 AFN
Aircraft Electrician Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 548,500 AFN
Aircraft Electronics Techician Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 545,300 AFN
Aircraft Engineer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,062,500 AFN
Aircraft Fueler Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 459,300 AFN
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 988,600 AFN
Aircraft Maintenance Manager Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,606,100 AFN
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,051,400 AFN
Aircraft Maintenance Technician Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 480,300 AFN
Aircraft Mechanic Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 522,700 AFN
Aircraft Pilot Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,703,200 AFN
Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 504,400 AFN
Aircraft Quality Assurance Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,369,700 AFN
Aircraft Rigging Assembler Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 504,400 AFN
Aircraft Service Technician Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 475,700 AFN
Airfield Management Specialist Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,537,500 AFN
Airfield Operations Specialist Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,154,300 AFN
Airline Cabin Crew Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 991,000 AFN
Airline Copilot Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,116,700 AFN
Airlines Sales Director Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,990,300 AFN
Airlines Sales Manager Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,846,200 AFN
Airlines Structural Assembler Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 454,300 AFN
Airport Services Agent Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 637,500 AFN
Airport Services Manager Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,942,700 AFN
Airport Services Supervisor Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,212,800 AFN
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 447,300 AFN
Aviation Analyst Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,345,400 AFN
Aviation Inspector Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,106,000 AFN
Aviation Manager Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 2,086,500 AFN
Aviation Operations Controller Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,125,300 AFN
Aviation Resources Manager Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,703,200 AFN
Aviation Safety Assistant Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 566,900 AFN
Aviation Safety Manager Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,930,500 AFN
Aviation Safety Officer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,038,700 AFN
Aviation Technician Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 476,600 AFN
Cargo and Freight Agent Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 444,300 AFN
Cargo Executive Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 913,400 AFN
Chief Pilot Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,800,200 AFN
First Officer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 743,100 AFN
Fleet Controller Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,606,100 AFN
Fleet Management Officer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 652,200 AFN
Flight Attendant Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 689,900 AFN
Flight Planner Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 926,000 AFN
Flight Scheduler Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 840,800 AFN
Flight Simulation Engineer Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 927,000 AFN
Freight and Cargo Inspector Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 714,300 AFN
Helicopter Pilot Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,125,500 AFN
Loading Bridge Operator Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 411,400 AFN
Pilot Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,728,900 AFN
Ramp Agent Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 453,200 AFN
Reservations Sales Agent Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 573,500 AFN
Safety and Quality Specialist Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,004,500 AFN
Test Pilot Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 1,235,600 AFN

Salary Comparison by City

If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Afghanistan, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.

City Average Salary
Herat 1,693,600 AFN
Jalalabad 1,547,500 AFN
Kabul 1,908,800 AFN
Kandahar 1,777,700 AFN
Kunduz 1,500,800 AFN
Mazari Sharif 1,716,600 AFN

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