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

$126,662 USD

£100,108 GBP
New York City

$210,000 USD

$165,000 USD

£130,409 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Pilot / United States

Average salary for Pilot / United States is $126,662 USD per year. The most typical earning is $165,000 USD. All data are based on 75 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $133,500 USD. Women receive a salary of $136,000 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $164,800 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $131,000 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $165,200 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $144,000 USD.

Levels / Pilot / 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
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 100%
1.33%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
2 98.67%
2.67%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
3 96%
4%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
1 92%
1.33%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
1 90.67%
1.33%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
1 89.33%
1.33%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
4 88%
5.33%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
2 82.67%
2.67%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
1 80%
1.33%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
1 78.67%
1.33%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
6 77.33%
8%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
1 69.33%
1.33%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
2 68%
2.67%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
0 n/a
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
3 65.33%
4%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
4 61.33%
5.33%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
3 56%
4%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
2 52%
2.67%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
1 49.33%
1.33%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
2 48%
2.67%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
3 45.33%
4%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 41.33%
1.33%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
1 40%
1.33%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
2 38.67%
2.67%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
4 36%
5.33%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
7 30.67%
9.33%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
4 21.33%
5.33%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
1 16%
1.33%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
3 14.67%
4%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
1 10.67%
1.33%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
1 9.33%
1.33%
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 8%
1.33%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
5 6.67%
6.67%

Gender / Pilot / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Women 2 $136,000 USD
2 Men 64 $133,500 USD

Education / Pilot / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 10 $164,800 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 44 $131,000 USD
3 Some College 17 $105,500 USD
4 High School 4 $73,800 USD

Experience / Pilot / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 17 $165,200 USD
2 20+ Years 30 $144,000 USD
3 12-16 Years 6 $137,000 USD
4 8-12 Years 9 $90,200 USD
5 2-4 Years 3 $70,300 USD
6 4-8 Years 5 $64,600 USD
7 0-1 Year 3 $47,700 USD
8 1-2 Years 2 $30,000 USD

Age / Pilot / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 51-55 13 $184,000 USD
2 46-50 7 $157,700 USD
3 61-65 5 $155,600 USD
4 56-60 11 $137,700 USD
5 41-45 10 $128,400 USD
6 36-40 10 $114,700 USD
7 31-35 4 $80,300 USD
8 n/a 9 $75,900 USD
9 66-70 1 $65,000 USD
10 14-20 2 $55,000 USD
11 26-30 3 $33,700 USD

Work Type / Pilot / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 70 $127,300 USD
2 Contract 5 $117,600 USD

States / Pilot / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Nevada 1 $300,000 USD
2 New York State 3 $210,000 USD
3 Connecticut 1 $185,000 USD
4 Ohio 2 $179,000 USD
5 Washington State 3 $168,300 USD
6 Utah 1 $167,000 USD
7 Oklahoma 1 $165,000 USD
8 Tennessee 2 $157,000 USD
9 California 9 $147,700 USD
10 District Of Columbia (DC) 1 $142,000 USD
11 Massachusetts 4 $138,000 USD
12 New Jersey 3 $132,200 USD
13 Alabama 1 $132,000 USD
14 Florida 8 $129,800 USD
15 North Carolina 2 $127,500 USD
16 Michigan 1 $124,800 USD
17 Pennsylvania 2 $122,400 USD
18 Georgia 4 $121,800 USD
19 Texas 7 $105,900 USD
20 Kansas 1 $105,000 USD
21 Louisiana 2 $100,000 USD
22 New Hampshire 1 $77,000 USD
23 South Dakota 2 $76,500 USD
24 West Virginia 2 $71,500 USD
25 Illinois 2 $67,500 USD
26 Kentucky 2 $63,500 USD
27 Colorado 2 $58,000 USD
28 Minnesota 1 $35,000 USD
29 Maryland 1 $33,000 USD

Cities / Pilot / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Spokane 1 $300,000 USD
2 Las Vegas 1 $300,000 USD
3 Ontario 1 $240,000 USD
4 New York City 3 $210,000 USD
5 Memphis 1 $210,000 USD
6 Houston 2 $205,000 USD
7 Columbus 1 $195,000 USD
8 Orlando 3 $194,300 USD
9 Hartford 1 $185,000 USD
10 Fort Lauderdale 1 $185,000 USD
11 Los Angeles 4 $172,300 USD
12 Salt Lake City 1 $167,000 USD
13 Oklahoma City 1 $165,000 USD
14 Cincinnati 1 $163,000 USD
15 Newark 2 $158,300 USD
16 Tacoma 1 $150,000 USD
17 Washington DC 1 $142,000 USD
18 Boston 4 $138,000 USD
19 Stockton 1 $135,000 USD
20 Mobile 1 $132,000 USD
21 Charlotte 2 $127,500 USD
22 Fort Worth 1 $125,000 USD
23 Detroit 1 $124,800 USD
24 Philadelphia 2 $122,400 USD
25 Atlanta 4 $121,800 USD
26 Wichita 1 $105,000 USD
27 Nashville 1 $104,000 USD
28 --Other-- 3 $103,200 USD
29 New Orleans 1 $103,000 USD
30 Fresno 2 $101,500 USD
31 Shreveport 1 $97,000 USD
32 Jersey City 1 $80,000 USD
33 Manchester, United States 1 $77,000 USD
34 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2 $76,500 USD
35 Tampa 2 $72,500 USD
36 Louisville 1 $72,000 USD
37 Charleston, West Virginia 2 $71,500 USD
38 Chicago 2 $67,500 USD
39 San Antonio 1 $65,000 USD
40 Miami 2 $62,500 USD
41 San Diego 1 $62,000 USD
42 Denver 2 $58,000 USD
43 Seattle 1 $55,000 USD
44 Lexington 1 $55,000 USD
45 Dallas 3 $47,000 USD
46 Minneapolis 1 $35,000 USD
47 Baltimore 1 $33,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

24/24  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

23/24  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

22/24  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

21/24  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

20/24  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

19/24  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

18/24  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

17/24  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

16/24  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

15/24  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

14/24  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

13/24  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

12/24  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

11/24  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

10/24  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

9/24  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

8/24  Pilot And Manager (Man)
Posted 18 April 2018

What I do?

"Fly, manage and invoice aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fresno Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $95,000 USD

7/24  Chief Pilot (Woman)
Posted 11 April 2018

What I do?

"Operate and maintain corp. aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Louisville Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $72,000 USD

6/24  Chief Pilot (Man)
Posted 12 March 2018

What I do?

"30 years experience corporate pilot, 18, 000 hours."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Charlotte Some College 20+ Years n/a $125,000 USD

5/24  Captain (Man)
Posted 24 February 2018

What I do?

"Pilot under Pt. 135 passenger and cargo operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $208,900 USD

4/24  Corporate Pilot (Man)
Posted 22 January 2018

What I do?

"Single Pilot Captain. Managing and flying a corporate Jet."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $85,000 USD

3/24  Airline Pilot (Captain) (Man)
Posted 04 October 2017

What I do?

"Operating the aircraft with hundreds of people on board. Main tasks include taking off and landing the aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Spokane Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

2/24  Captain (Man)
Posted 06 September 2017

What I do?

"Airline pilot. . . . make final decisions. . . coordinate crew."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Worth Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $125,000 USD

1/24  Pilot (Man)
Posted 28 June 2017

What I do?

"Flying a corporate jet for a management company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Some College 2-4 Years n/a $75,000 USD


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