Commercial pilot earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Commercial pilot salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $99,390
Tennessee $99,390
Texas $99,390
Wyoming $99,390
Mississippi $98,850
Oklahoma $98,840
Montana $98,530
Pennsylvania $98,460
Indiana $97,830
New Jersey $96,080
Kentucky $93,160
West Virginia $88,210
Iowa $87,890
Illinois $85,780
Arizona $81,970
Arkansas $81,730
Oregon $81,310
Michigan $81,080
North Dakota $80,740
Idaho $80,570
Louisiana $80,310
Vermont $80,110
New Mexico $80,050
Washington $79,950
Nebraska $79,630
South Carolina $79,340
New Hampshire $78,060
Maine $66,980
Puerto Rico $63,590
South Dakota $63,540
Connecticut $142,910
Maryland $130,250
California $127,110
Georgia $125,560
New York $125,250
Ohio $119,560
Delaware $114,130
Virginia $107,990
Colorado $105,220
Nevada $104,880
Hawaii $104,440
Wisconsin $103,490
Utah $102,590
Rhode Island $102,340
Missouri $102,280
Massachusetts $102,070
North Carolina $101,730
Florida $101,510
Minnesota $100,630
Alaska $100,390
Kansas $100,180

How do commercial pilot salaries compare to similar careers?

Commercial pilots earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than pilots but more than transportation planners.

Career Median Salary
Pilot salary $202K
Air traffic controller salary $130K
Commercial pilot salary $100K
Ship captain salary $82K
Shipmate salary $82K
Ship engineer salary $82K
Transportation planner salary $84K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)