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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$102,724 USD

£81,188 GBP
New York City

$129,597 USD

$77,000 USD

£60,857 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Aviation & Shipping / United States

Average salary for Aviation & Shipping / United States is $102,724 USD per year. The most typical earning is $77,000 USD. All data are based on 190 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $110,700 USD. Women receive a salary of $71,500 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $126,000 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $111,000 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $140,500 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $119,700 USD.

Levels / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
2 100%
1.05%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
6 98.95%
3.16%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
3 95.79%
1.58%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
8 94.21%
4.21%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
10 90%
5.26%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
7 84.74%
3.68%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
4 81.05%
2.11%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
9 78.95%
4.74%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
7 74.21%
3.68%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
4 70.53%
2.11%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
7 68.42%
3.68%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
12 64.74%
6.32%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
6 58.42%
3.16%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
4 55.26%
2.11%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
3 53.16%
1.58%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
5 51.58%
2.63%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
9 48.95%
4.74%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
8 44.21%
4.21%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
8 40%
4.21%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
2 35.79%
1.05%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
6 34.74%
3.16%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
5 31.58%
2.63%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
12 28.95%
6.32%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 22.63%
0.53%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
3 22.11%
1.58%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
3 20.53%
1.58%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
7 18.95%
3.68%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
9 15.26%
4.74%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
1 10.53%
0.53%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
5 10%
2.63%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
2 7.37%
1.05%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
3 6.32%
1.58%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
1 4.74%
0.53%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
1 4.21%
0.53%
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 3.68%
0.53%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
6 3.16%
3.16%

Gender / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 152 $110,700 USD
2 Women 14 $71,500 USD

Education / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 24 $126,000 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 87 $111,000 USD
3 Doctorate Degree 2 $96,800 USD
4 Some College 58 $90,100 USD
5 High School 18 $76,600 USD
6 Bellow H. School 1 $40,000 USD

Experience / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 30 $140,500 USD
2 20+ Years 74 $119,700 USD
3 12-16 Years 18 $108,600 USD
4 8-12 Years 21 $84,300 USD
5 4-8 Years 20 $66,000 USD
6 2-4 Years 8 $64,100 USD
7 1-2 Years 10 $52,800 USD
8 0-1 Year 9 $40,200 USD

Age / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 51-55 30 $138,600 USD
2 61-65 7 $132,600 USD
3 56-60 17 $130,100 USD
4 46-50 22 $117,700 USD
5 41-45 25 $109,900 USD
6 71-75 2 $98,500 USD
7 66-70 4 $94,800 USD
8 36-40 24 $91,200 USD
9 31-35 15 $77,000 USD
10 21-25 3 $75,000 USD
11 n/a 24 $70,400 USD
12 26-30 14 $64,600 USD
13 14-20 3 $48,300 USD

Work Type / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 160 $104,700 USD
2 Self Employed 5 $98,400 USD
3 Contract 21 $94,300 USD
4 Part Time 4 $71,500 USD

States / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Nevada 1 $300,000 USD
2 Oklahoma 1 $165,000 USD
3 North Carolina 6 $132,800 USD
4 New Jersey 4 $129,100 USD
5 New York State 8 $128,700 USD
6 Connecticut 4 $124,000 USD
7 Massachusetts 10 $122,800 USD
8 South Carolina 1 $117,000 USD
9 Tennessee 3 $113,300 USD
10 Pennsylvania 5 $110,200 USD
11 Washington State 11 $110,100 USD
12 Florida 17 $109,100 USD
13 Ohio 7 $108,400 USD
14 California 24 $108,100 USD
15 District Of Columbia (DC) 5 $107,000 USD
16 North Dakota 1 $106,000 USD
17 Georgia 10 $104,100 USD
18 Louisiana 4 $102,300 USD
19 Utah 4 $100,000 USD
20 Alabama 3 $99,200 USD
21 Texas 13 $94,200 USD
22 Mississippi 1 $93,000 USD
23 Arizona 3 $86,900 USD
24 Kansas 5 $84,800 USD
25 Virginia 1 $83,500 USD
26 Maryland 2 $82,000 USD
27 Michigan 2 $77,400 USD
28 New Hampshire 1 $77,000 USD
29 South Dakota 2 $76,500 USD
30 West Virginia 2 $71,500 USD
31 Illinois 2 $67,500 USD
32 Colorado 3 $63,700 USD
33 Kentucky 2 $63,500 USD
34 Arkansas 2 $63,500 USD
35 Minnesota 2 $57,500 USD
36 Idaho 2 $56,500 USD
37 Hawaii 1 $36,000 USD
38 Alaska 1 $35,000 USD
39 Nebraska 2 $27,600 USD

Cities / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Raleigh 1 $269,000 USD
2 Spokane 2 $234,000 USD
3 Houston 3 $169,300 USD
4 Oklahoma City 1 $165,000 USD
5 Anaheim 1 $150,000 USD
6 Ontario 2 $147,500 USD
7 Newark 3 $145,500 USD
8 Orlando 6 $143,300 USD
9 Stockton 1 $135,000 USD
10 Los Angeles 7 $134,100 USD
11 Mobile 1 $132,000 USD
12 New York City 6 $129,600 USD
13 Columbus 3 $126,500 USD
14 Boston 9 $125,000 USD
15 Fort Worth 1 $125,000 USD
16 Hartford 4 $124,000 USD
17 Akron 1 $120,000 USD
18 Memphis 2 $118,000 USD
19 Columbia, South Carolina 1 $117,000 USD
20 Charlotte 4 $110,300 USD
21 Philadelphia 5 $110,200 USD
22 Washington DC 5 $107,000 USD
23 Atlanta 10 $104,100 USD
24 New Orleans 3 $104,000 USD
25 Nashville 1 $104,000 USD
26 Rochester 1 $102,000 USD
27 Fresno 2 $101,500 USD
28 Salt Lake City 4 $100,000 USD
29 Fort Lauderdale 3 $99,400 USD
30 Jackson 1 $93,000 USD
31 Miami 6 $91,800 USD
32 --Other-- 12 $88,400 USD
33 San Francisco 5 $88,000 USD
34 Phoenix 3 $86,900 USD
35 Greensboro 1 $86,500 USD
36 Cincinnati 3 $86,300 USD
37 Wichita 5 $84,800 USD
38 Huntsville 2 $82,800 USD
39 Baltimore 2 $82,000 USD
40 Jersey City 1 $80,000 USD
41 Seattle 7 $78,700 USD
42 Detroit 2 $77,400 USD
43 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2 $76,500 USD
44 Austin 1 $75,000 USD
45 Tampa 2 $72,500 USD
46 Louisville 1 $72,000 USD
47 Charleston, West Virginia 2 $71,500 USD
48 Chicago 2 $67,500 USD
49 Dallas 6 $67,300 USD
50 Denver 3 $63,700 USD
51 Little Rock 2 $63,500 USD
52 Minneapolis 2 $57,500 USD
53 Boise 2 $56,500 USD
54 San Antonio 2 $56,000 USD
55 Lexington 1 $55,000 USD
56 San Diego 4 $53,600 USD
57 Anchorage 1 $35,000 USD
58 Omaha 2 $27,600 USD

Careers / Aviation & Shipping / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Aerospace Engineer Lead 8 $134,200 USD
2 Ship Officer Lead 1 $130,000 USD
3 Pilot 75 $126,700 USD
4 Navigation Engineer Lead 1 $110,000 USD
5 Aerospace Engineer 17 $102,900 USD
6 Ship Officer 1 $100,000 USD
7 Aerospace Technician Lead 6 $94,400 USD
8 Aerospace Technician 17 $91,400 USD
9 Other Aviation & Shipping Career 31 $90,900 USD
10 Airport Manager 3 $81,300 USD
11 Ship Captain 7 $79,000 USD
12 Navigation Technician Lead 2 $66,600 USD
13 Flight Attendant 3 $61,700 USD
14 Ship Crew 3 $51,800 USD
15 Airport Employee 8 $46,300 USD
16 Navigation Technician 1 $45,000 USD
17 Airport Employee Lead 4 $42,800 USD
18 Airport Check-in Employee 2 $29,500 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Aviation Manager (Man)
Posted 10 January 2024

What I do?

"Flying, managing schedules, maintenance, personal & payroll."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 16-20 Years Expert $167,000 USD

49/50  Systems Engineer (Man)
Posted 28 September 2022

What I do?

"Mission planner."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $103,000 USD

48/50  Ramp Agent (Man)
Posted 17 July 2022

What I do?

"Load aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $56,000 USD

47/50  Chief Pilot (Man)
Posted 14 July 2022

What I do?

"Flight Crew Captain."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert $200,000 USD

46/50  Mechanic (Man)
Posted 15 June 2022

What I do?

"Build airplanes."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert $83,000 USD

45/50  Captain (Man)
Posted 14 June 2022

What I do?

"Delivery."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston High School 0-1 Year Basic $35,000 USD

44/50  Captain (Man)
Posted 05 April 2022

What I do?

"Aviation, Weather, Aircraft systems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Ontario Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $240,000 USD

43/50  Corporate Pilot (Man)
Posted 22 March 2022

What I do?

"Pilot."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert $185,000 USD

42/50  Pilot (Man)
Posted 11 March 2022

What I do?

"Aviation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $195,000 USD

41/50  Regional Manager (Man)
Posted 10 March 2022

What I do?

"Helicopter Air Ambulance management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- High School 8-12 Years Advanced $120,000 USD

40/50  Pilot (Man)
Posted 04 January 2022

What I do?

"Pilot Challenger 300/350 aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nashville Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert $104,000 USD

39/50  Helicopter Mechanic (Man)
Posted 03 January 2022

What I do?

"Helicopter maintenance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Huntsville Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced $100,500 USD

38/50  Pilot (Man)
Posted 17 November 2021

What I do?

"Fly the plane."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Charlotte Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $130,000 USD

37/50  Pilot (Man)
Posted 17 October 2021

What I do?

"Pilot airline transport."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Some College 12-16 Years Advanced $185,000 USD

36/50  Sales Director Aviation (Man)
Posted 29 August 2021

What I do?

"Customer management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Anaheim Some College 12-16 Years Expert $150,000 USD

35/50  Mechanic (Man)
Posted 18 August 2021

What I do?

"Mechanic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Some College 16-20 Years Advanced $80,000 USD

34/50  Pilot (Man)
Posted 16 July 2021

What I do?

"Fly regional airliner."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $50,000 USD

33/50  Copilot (Man)
Posted 13 February 2021

What I do?

"Airline Transport Pilot License."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $230,000 USD

32/50  Senior Executive (Man)
Posted 10 February 2021

What I do?

"Ground operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $78,000 USD

31/50  First Officer (Man)
Posted 27 July 2020

What I do?

"Airline transport pilot."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

30/50  Sr. Engineer (Man)
Posted 30 June 2020

What I do?

"Instrumentation, Test Systems, Project Coordination, Capital Procurement, Staffing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $115,000 USD

29/50  Structural Maintenance (Man)
Posted 26 June 2020

What I do?

"Maintenance overhaul war fighter jet Civil Service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Some College 20+ Years n/a $65,000 USD

28/50  Ship Captain (Man)
Posted 19 June 2020

What I do?

"Shipping, Navigation, Ship Management, Cargo."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $56,500 USD

27/50  Mechanic (Man)
Posted 12 May 2020

What I do?

"Maintain aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $121,000 USD

26/50  Line Technician (Man)
Posted 17 February 2020

What I do?

"Fuel aircraft, tow aircraft, handle bags."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wichita High School 0-1 Year n/a $29,000 USD

25/50  Flight Attendant (Woman)
Posted 13 January 2020

What I do?

"Air travel safety and security Service Coordinator Conflict Resolution."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Some College 20+ Years n/a $75,000 USD

24/50  Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Man)
Posted 15 October 2019

What I do?

"Carry out removal, replacement, inspection, modification and testing of aircraft systems and it's associated systems in accordance with the approved maintenance schedule at line maintenance level."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

23/50  Metrologist (Woman)
Posted 10 October 2019

What I do?

"Maintain mechnical equipment for Aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Some College 16-20 Years n/a $74,500 USD

22/50  Field Service Representative (Man)
Posted 03 July 2019

What I do?

"Advise maintenance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Jackson Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $93,000 USD

21/50  Airplane Pilot (Man)
Posted 30 June 2019

What I do?

"Commercial pilot multi engine."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Some College 2-4 Years n/a $100,000 USD

20/50  Airline Gate Agent (Woman)
Posted 22 June 2019

What I do?

"Making passenger reservations, checking passengers in for flights, managing inbound and outbound flights at the gate, managing flight security and ensuring one-time performance, coordinating with operations agents, flight crew and other gate agents in the logistics of boarding passengers, loading luggage. Managing iiregular operations such as inclimate weather delays, mechanical delays, air traffic delays, fueling, commissary, ramp, and baggage services delays, SSSS security and no-fly passenger situations, passengers with disabilities, airport security and TSA alarms, crowd control, rebooking, vessel security, and freight management, and transport, management, and security of the United States Mail."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Some College 1-2 Years n/a $24,000 USD

19/50  Mechanic (Man)
Posted 22 June 2019

What I do?

"Aircraft mechanic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Raleigh Some College 20+ Years n/a $269,000 USD

18/50  Electrical Engineer (Man)
Posted 21 June 2019

What I do?

"Perform electromagnetic tests on commercial airplanes. Also perform analysis on space radiation for space rockets."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Huntsville Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $65,100 USD

17/50  Lead Engineer (Man)
Posted 13 May 2019

What I do?

"Oversight of employees."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $106,000 USD

16/50  Technical Operations Supervisor (Man)
Posted 06 May 2019

What I do?

"Provide technical direction to and oversight of aviation maintenance technicians in the repair and maintenance of commercial passenger aircraft for a major airline."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 20+ Years n/a $131,500 USD

15/50  Airport Operations Specialist (Woman)
Posted 25 April 2019

What I do?

"Aviation safety and customer service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $40,900 USD

14/50  Commercial Pilot (Man)
Posted 22 April 2019

What I do?

"Commercial helicopter pilot."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Mobile Some College 20+ Years n/a $132,000 USD

13/50  Inspector (Man)
Posted 30 March 2019

What I do?

"Aircraft inspection."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Rochester Some College 20+ Years n/a $102,000 USD

12/50  Senior Captain (Man)
Posted 14 March 2019

What I do?

"Im a pilot for Delta a350."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $300,000 USD

11/50  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 23 February 2019

What I do?

"Develop software for DO-178C compliance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Akron Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $120,000 USD

10/50  Aircraft Maintenance (Man)
Posted 13 January 2019

What I do?

"Working with american airlines as an aircraft maintenance engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cincinnati Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $40,000 USD

9/50  Customer Service Agent (Man)
Posted 10 December 2018

What I do?

"Service of aiscraft ground handling."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $60,000 USD

8/50  Captain (Man)
Posted 09 December 2018

What I do?

"Airline Captain."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $255,000 USD

7/50  Ramp Agent (Man)
Posted 01 December 2018

What I do?

"Load and unload bags."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Some College 12-16 Years n/a $65,000 USD

6/50  Aviation Maintenance Technician (Man)
Posted 24 October 2018

What I do?

"Aircraft maintenance, specializing in aviation electronics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Some College 20+ Years n/a $140,000 USD

5/50  Mechanic (Man)
Posted 15 October 2018

What I do?

"Maintenanace of aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $105,000 USD

4/50  Project Manager (Man)
Posted 15 September 2018

What I do?

"I make sure every project is underway and on time. We keep a tight schedule."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston High School 8-12 Years n/a $134,000 USD

3/50  Contracts (Man)
Posted 04 September 2018

What I do?

"Contract negotiations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years n/a $110,000 USD

2/50  Aerospace Engineering Lead (Woman)
Posted 28 July 2018

What I do?

"Troubleshooting, Analysis, Redesign."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Spokane Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $168,000 USD

1/50  Caravan Pilot (Man)
Posted 20 June 2018

What I do?

"Caravan pilot full time."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Some College 20+ Years n/a $75,000 USD


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