That depends on a number of factors. To obtain a Private Pilot Certificate meeting FAA Minimums, a pilot in training would spend approximately $16,000. Most people take a few hours more than the FAA minimum to complete the program, so we recommend budgeting $19,000. That price includes all flight time, taxes, flight instruction, books, exam fees, and a good headset.
Those on a career path should budget $65,000-$70,000 to complete training. This includes Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI, and CFII courses, all taxes, flight instruction, books, exam fees, and pilot supplies.