The study separated instructors into four categories: instructors from FBO-style flight schools; academy-style facilities; major universities; and independent flight instructors. Most instructors receive a percentage of the amount charged to the students for their services. More than 60 percent of academy-style instructors said they receive less than 50 percent of the billable per hour cost. As a result, most instructors received less than $50 per hour for their services and the majority, nearly 50 percent of the respondents, were compensated between $25 and $50 per hour. While this is far above minimum wage, instructors only get paid for the hours billed, which can be considerably less than the time spent to train each student.