Highway Patrol Pilot

Pilot airplanes that patrol the highways to enforce traffic laws.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$32,000 – $84,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Highway Patrol Pilots do?

Pilots airplane or drives automobile to engage in law enforcement activities: Patrols highway by aircraft to enforce traffic laws and coordinates air operations with ground personnel to apprehend traffic and other law violators. Flies emergency missions to deliver medical supplies. Prepares activities reports. Engages in routine police ground activities.

Should I be a Highway Patrol Pilot?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Highway Patrol Pilot

    We recommend at least a Certificate. Check out these schools offering Highway Patrol Pilot-related education!
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