Pilot earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Pilot salary by state

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

How do pilot salaries compare to similar careers?

Pilots earn 77% more than similar careers in the United States.

Career Median Salary
Air traffic controller salary $125K
Commercial pilot salary $82K
Transportation planner salary $81K
Air crew officer salary $66K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)