118k
Avg US Salary
-6.6%
Growth
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How much does a Pilot make in the United States?

Average Pilot Yearly Salary in the United States

Pilots earn a median salary of $118,140 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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  2. Get the Education

    A bachelors degree is required to be a Pilot.

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Pilot Earnings by Seniority

Senior Pilot Earnings

Senior Pilots in the United States earn:

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

Experienced Pilots in the United States earn:

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

Junior Pilots in the United States earn:

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

Starting Pilots in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $64,780
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Pilot salary comparison

Pilots earn more than 98% percent of Services careers. Pilot salaries are in the top 96% of all careers in the United States.

Pilot Salary $118k
Freight and Cargo Inspector Salary $69k
Librarian Salary $56k
Insurance Sales Agent Salary $48k
Flight Attendant Salary $42k
Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary $38k
Garbage Collector Salary $33k
Concierge Salary $28k
Taxi Driver Salary $23k
Food Server Salary $18k

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 - $139,420 # 1
Pilot Salary in Georgia - $135,800 # 2
Pilot Salary in Colorado - $119,700 # 3
Pilot Salary in Alaska - $125,430 # 4
Pilot Salary in California - $122,930 # 5
Pilot Salary in Arizona - $129,770 # 6
Pilot Salary in New York - $120,330 # 7
Pilot Salary in Illinois - $110,440 # 8
Pilot Salary in New Jersey - $116,820 # 9
Pilot Salary in Virginia - $111,260 # 10
Pilot Salary in North Carolina - $119,430 # 11
Pilot Salary in Indiana - $90,130 # 12
Pilot Salary in Iowa - $99,160 # 13
Pilot Salary in Alabama - $98,860 # 14
Pilot Salary in Oklahoma - $99,160 # 15
Pilot Salary in Louisiana - $97,300 # 16
Pilot Salary in Tennessee - $98,830 # 17
Pilot Salary in South Carolina - $96,420 # 18
Pilot Salary in Arkansas - $94,110 # 19
Pilot Salary in New Hampshire - $102,380 # 20
Pilot Salary in Mississippi - $82,650 # 21
Pilot Salary in Kansas - $94,110 # 22
Pilot Salary in West Virginia - $85,880 # 23
Pilot Salary in Ohio - $84,810 # 24
Pilot Salary in New Mexico - $85,400 # 25
Pilot Salary in Wisconsin - $90,900 # 26
Pilot Salary in Missouri - $84,890 # 27
Pilot Salary in Montana - $75,950 # 28
Pilot Salary in Wyoming - $66,100 # 29
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Pilot

Interested in becoming a pilot? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good pilot? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    A bachelors degree is required to be a Pilot.

  3. Get Hired

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    View all jobs →

    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.