Pilot earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Pilot salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $136,460
Alabama $104,690
Arkansas $101,590
Arizona $98,266
California $197,740
Colorado $183,860
Connecticut $111,790
Florida $163,620
Georgia $87,940
Iowa $117,192
Illinois $193,600
Indiana $124,270
Kansas $105,360
Louisiana $98,100
Maine $76,470
Michigan $233,550
Minnesota $98,530
Missouri $104,190
Mississippi $88,060
Montana $71,030
North Carolina $101,420
North Dakota $116,470
Nebraska $112,680
New Hampshire $111,150
New Mexico $120,230
Nevada $220,400
New York $100,020
Ohio $102,010
Oklahoma $100,480
Oregon $205,660
Pennsylvania $143,376
Puerto Rico $66,760
South Carolina $104,690
Tennessee $91,320
Texas $183,440
Utah $100,450
Washington $237,150
Wisconsin $108,150
West Virginia $89,650
Wyoming $80,630

How do pilot salaries compare to similar careers?

Pilots earn 75% more than similar careers in the United States.

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

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)