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What is the average salary for Pilots in the United States?

Pilots earn an average salary of $131,760 per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Senior

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

N/A an hour $160,520 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Pilots in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $118,140 per year
Junior

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

N/A an hour $88,830 per year
Starting

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

N/A an hour $64,780 per year

Historical salary for Pilots in the United States

Pilot salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Pilot Salary in Florida - $158,220 # 1
Pilot Salary in Georgia - $145,060 # 2
Pilot Salary in Colorado - $139,030 # 3
Pilot Salary in Alaska - $135,850 # 4
Pilot Salary in California - $134,010 # 5
Pilot Salary in Arizona - $132,640 # 6
Pilot Salary in New York - $130,610 # 7
Pilot Salary in Illinois - $120,250 # 8
Pilot Salary in New Jersey - $118,660 # 9
Pilot Salary in Virginia - $116,220 # 10
Pilot Salary in North Carolina - $114,070 # 11
Pilot Salary in Indiana - $113,550 # 12
Pilot Salary in Iowa - $99,920 # 13
Pilot Salary in Alabama - $99,770 # 14
Pilot Salary in Oklahoma - $97,750 # 15
Pilot Salary in Louisiana - $96,370 # 16
Pilot Salary in Tennessee - $95,000 # 17
Pilot Salary in South Carolina - $93,920 # 18
Pilot Salary in Arkansas - $93,180 # 19
Pilot Salary in New Hampshire - $92,890 # 20
Pilot Salary in Mississippi - $89,370 # 21
Pilot Salary in Kansas - $89,290 # 22
Pilot Salary in West Virginia - $85,330 # 23
Pilot Salary in Ohio - $85,100 # 24
Pilot Salary in New Mexico - $83,010 # 25
Pilot Salary in Wisconsin - $82,350 # 26
Pilot Salary in Missouri - $81,690 # 27
Pilot Salary in Montana - $69,870 # 28
Pilot Salary in Wyoming - $63,280 # 29
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics