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Labor shortages of Female Pilots

Discuss the presence of a labor shortage of the female pilots, e.g. i.e. glass ceilings, labor statistics, etc.

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1. Discuss the presence of a labor shortage of the female pilots. I.E. glass ceilings, labor statistics, etc.

The shortage of pilots is indeed feared by many, but is it gender specific (both men and women pilots)? Take into account the generous salaries earned by professional pilots: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that in 2000 (see http://www.bls.gov/), the median annual salary of airline pilots was $110,940, with more than a quarter of them earning more than $145,000 a year. Women earn slightly less than men, and are grossly underrperesented in the workforce (3.5 % compared to males). Add to that the perk of free or low-cost travel, and there should be more than enough applicants. Actually, the competition - in spite of the large number of job openings - could even be quite fierce.

What might the competitors look like and what accounts for the misrepresentativeness of female pilots in the workforce (3.5 percent)? Indeed the vast majority of pilots today are men, but it is predicted that a significant number of women are likely to be in the running for future positions. According to BLS data, 3 out of every 100 pilots in 2001 (3.5 percent) were female. That number may sound low, but consider that women outnumber blacks and Hispanics in the cockpit by a ratio greater than 2-to-1. And when you look at the gender of pilots by their age, the story grows even more compelling: The chance that a pilot will be a woman is 6.7 percent among pilots 25- to 34-years-old. And when it comes to professional pilots ages 20 to 24, fully a third are of the female persuasion. "Come in tower 1, she's ready for takeoff." http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m4021/is_2002_June_1/ai_88679066

In other words, trends may be changing. The wage is inviting for female pilots, as well. For example, according to this author, Reports from BLS do, at least in part, substantiate that approximately 50 percent of airline pilots in North America will retire over the next ...

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