$127k $127k
75k 75k
1.1% 1.1%
4.0/5 4.0/5
Bachelors Bachelors

How much does a Pilot make in the United States?

Average Pilot Yearly Salary in the United States

Pilots earn a median salary of $127,820 per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

68%
Full-Time
32%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
140
RATINGS
Pilots average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Pilots in the 81th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Pilot Earnings by Seniority

Senior Pilot Earnings

Senior Pilots in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $195,550
per year
Experienced Pilot Earnings

Experienced Pilots in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $127,820
per year
Junior Pilot Earnings

Junior Pilots in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $87,930
per year
Starting Pilot Earnings

Starting Pilots in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $65,000
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Pilot salary comparison

Pilots earn more than 99% percent of Services careers. Pilot salaries are in the top 97% of all careers in the United States.

Pilot Salary $127k
Freight and Cargo Inspector Salary $72k
Recruiter Salary $59k
Funeral Director Salary $50k
Real Estate Agent Salary $44k
Bus Driver Salary $39k
Administrative Assistant Salary $34k
DJ Salary $28k
Hairdresser Salary $24k
Barista Salary $19k
Source:

Historical salary for Pilots in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pilot salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Pilot Salary in Texas - $165,130 # 1
Pilot Salary in Washington - $ # 2
Pilot Salary in Michigan - $113,760 # 3
Pilot Salary in New York - $111,070 # 4
Pilot Salary in Minnesota - $95,530 # 5
Pilot Salary in Utah - $98,550 # 6
Pilot Salary in North Dakota - $111,690 # 7
Pilot Salary in South Carolina - $101,320 # 8
Pilot Salary in Ohio - $88,980 # 9
Pilot Salary in North Carolina - $94,980 # 10
Pilot Salary in New Hampshire - $98,580 # 11
Pilot Salary in New Mexico - $98,510 # 12
Pilot Salary in Wisconsin - $98,520 # 13
Pilot Salary in Mississippi - $82,860 # 14
Pilot Salary in West Virginia - $92,330 # 15
Pilot Salary in Tennessee - $89,660 # 16
Pilot Salary in Wyoming - $80,630 # 17
Pilot Salary in Maine - $76,470 # 18
Pilot Salary in Montana - $71,030 # 19
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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