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What is the average salary for a Commercial Pilot?

The average salary of a Commercial Pilot is $80,800. Salaries start from $36,850 and go up to $136,890. Please note that the average salary for a Commercial Pilot may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $136,890
Starting ($36.9k)
Junior ($52.5k)
Experienced ($74.5k)
Senior ($100.5k)
Highest ($136.9k)
Highest

The top 10% of Commercial Pilots in United States earn:

$136,890
Senior

The top 25% of Commercial Pilots in United States earn:

$100,480
Experienced

The middle 50% of Commercial Pilots in United States earn:

$74,470
Junior

The bottom 25% of Commercial Pilots in United States earn:

$52,520
Starting

The bottom 10% of Commercial Pilots in United States earn:

$36,850

Historical salary

Commercial Pilot salary by state

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State Salary Rank
New Jersey 110,610 1
Connecticut 100,320 2
Minnesota 99,290 3
Georgia 99,250 4
Mississippi 95,070 5
Texas 92,150 6
Washington 91,040 7
Delaware 90,500 8
New York 89,210 9
Pennsylvania 88,800 10
California 88,050 11
Arkansas 86,410 12
Hawaii 85,630 13
New Hampshire 84,690 14
Nevada 84,520 15
Alabama 83,940 16
Illinois 83,740 17
Maryland 83,080 18
Florida 82,080 19
United States 80,800 20
North Carolina 79,760 21
Oklahoma 79,390 22
Colorado 78,830 23
Iowa 77,910 24
South Carolina 77,610 25
Virginia 76,310 26
Kentucky 76,290 27
Michigan 74,310 28
Louisiana 74,300 29
Arizona 74,190 30
West Virginia 73,590 31
Utah 72,890 32
Wyoming 72,830 33
Alaska 72,450 34
Wisconsin 72,430 35
Missouri 71,840 36
Indiana 71,620 37
Nebraska 71,330 38
Tennessee 71,320 39
Montana 70,290 40
New Mexico 69,700 41
Massachusetts 69,140 42
Puerto Rico 67,620 43
Idaho 66,970 44
Kansas 66,050 45
Oregon 63,080 46
South Dakota 60,680 47
Maine 60,580 48
North Dakota 55,990 49
Ohio 55,620 50

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