Pilot earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Pilot salary by state

State Name Average Salary
South Carolina $98,280
Wisconsin $87,820
Wyoming $80,630
Maine $76,470
Montana $49,660
Puerto Rico $47,280
Florida $232,600
California $227,870
Washington $222,340
Nevada $220,400
New York $219,980
Michigan $214,640
Texas $210,160
Virginia $206,690
Georgia $205,610
Idaho $202,430
Ohio $201,720
North Carolina $172,960
Arizona $169,410
Illinois $169,410
New Mexico $138,260
Alaska $130,200
Connecticut $129,940
Colorado $128,420
Arkansas $126,470
Oregon $119,670
Louisiana $116,710
North Dakota $116,470
Alabama $113,630
Mississippi $111,260
Oklahoma $111,260
New Hampshire $111,150
Indiana $109,680
Kansas $108,580
Iowa $105,810
Nebraska $104,900
Missouri $104,410
West Virginia $103,810
Pennsylvania $102,950
Minnesota $100,550
Utah $100,450
Tennessee $100,190

How do pilot salaries compare to similar careers?

Pilots earn 47% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make more than ship captains.

Career Median Salary
Pilot salary $202K
Air traffic controller salary $130K
Commercial pilot salary $100K
Ship captain salary $82K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)