Cargolux pilot salary information

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Temporary contract according to the Cargolux Collective Working Agreement

Last update : 19 Apr 2022

Currency : €

Guaranteed pay

Junior FO FO SFO
5 329 5 776 6 279

Provided salaries are in € gross. During the initial training period (approx. 2 months) the gross monthly salary is 3.929

Variable pay

Full 13th month paid as of the 2nd year, 1st year 25%.
Per diems, Sunday, night time, public holidays and overtime supplements free of tax.
Compensation during holidays to make up for loss of variable pay.
Very generous social security system with a very complete benefits package despite one of the lowest tax rate in Europe.


Luxembourg state pension + Supplementary pension scheme

Entry requirements

Captain :
No direct entry. Currently 10 years waiting list for the internal upgrade
FO :
B747-400 type rating
1500 hours minimum on multi-pilot multi-engine time on jet or turboprop aircraft (CS-25) with MTOW > 10 tons or seating capacity > 19 seats
EASA Part FCL ATPL or CPL / IR with ATPL theory or MPL
EASA Part Medical Class 1
Full second level graduation minimum (e.g. Baccalauréat, Abitur, A-Level Exam, Matura)
ICAO English language proficiency level 4, preferably level 6

Assessment process

Captain :
No direct entry
FO :
Pilot Aptitude tests at Luxembourg HQ, B747 Simulator Screening, 2 days Assessment Center and Company Interview


Current :
6x B747-400ERF, 10x B747-400F, 14x B747-8F