The Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world representing more than 61,000 pilots from 38 US and Canadian airlines. Based in McLean, Virgina, ALPA is a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (5) whose primary source of income is membership dues.
In 2019, ALPA reported total revenue of $235 million, most of which ($223 million) came from membership dues (note: $223 million/61,000 equals $3,600 per member although actual dues are approximately 1.9% of gross monthly earnings. So, if a pilot is earning $200,000 annually or $16,700 per month gross, the annual monthly dues are about $300 or $3,600 annually. Read more