Commercial pilot earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Commercial pilot salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $75,506
Alabama $89,730
Arkansas $70,170
Arizona $79,458
California $81,940
Colorado $81,480
Connecticut $110,870
Delaware $92,260
Florida $77,430
Georgia $101,600
Hawaii $86,090
Iowa $82,390
Idaho $76,310
Illinois $99,990
Indiana $65,510
Kansas $93,250
Kentucky $93,160
Louisiana $68,740
Massachusetts $104,830
Maryland $97,100
Maine $54,960
Michigan $75,600
Minnesota $87,510
Missouri $86,990
Mississippi $92,220
Montana $64,640
North Carolina $74,150
North Dakota $77,830
Nebraska $78,820
New Hampshire $57,210
New Jersey $86,660
New Mexico $82,130
Nevada $92,530
New York $127,590
Ohio $81,050
Oklahoma $77,560
Oregon $65,820
Pennsylvania $89,030
Rhode Island $94,660
South Carolina $114,210
South Dakota $60,520
Tennessee $71,280
Texas $92,720
Utah $73,490
Virginia $87,440
Vermont $80,110
Washington $92,140
Wisconsin $68,780
West Virginia $75,000
Wyoming $70,280

How do commercial pilot salaries compare to similar careers?

Commercial pilots earn 6% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than air traffic controllers but more than ship engineers.

Career Median Salary
Air traffic controller salary $115K
Commercial pilot salary $88K
Ship captain salary $72K
Transportation planner salary $78K
Shipmate salary $72K
Ship engineer salary $75K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)