Airline Pilot salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 5,043 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Airline Pilots make?
The average total salary for a Airline Pilot is $142,000 per year. This is based on data from 5,043 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Airline Pilot and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Airline Pilot salary can vary between $30,000 to $369,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Airline Pilot salary by location

Airline Pilot salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
Southwest Airlines, Montgomery County, TX
10 income tax records
$165K – $348K
Delta Air Lines, Fulton County, GA
19 income tax records
$154K – $529K
American Airlines, Palm Beach County, FL
12 income tax records
$131K – $369K
United Airlines, Montgomery County, TX
25 income tax records
$148K – $397K
FedEx, Shelby County, TN
31 income tax records
$119K – $621K
JetBlue Airways, Orange County, FL
18 income tax records
$123K – $343K
Alaska Airlines, Pierce County, WA
20 income tax records
$56K – $275K
Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu County, HI
13 income tax records
$30K – $300K
Spirit Airlines, Broward County, FL
13 income tax records
$72K – $282K
SkyWest Airlines, Denver County, CO
12 income tax records
$59K – $149K
PSA Airlines, Mecklenburg County, NC
39 income tax records
$44K – $154K

Airline Pilot demographics in United States

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35% are single
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65% are married
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46% have kids
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71% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Airline Pilots in United States

5,043 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a airline pilot in the United States is $142,000 per year. Airline pilot salaries in the United States can vary between $30,000 to $369,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 5,043 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as airline pilot.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for airline pilots in the United States: Southwest Airlines ($311,500 a year), Delta Air Lines ($309,000 a year), and American Airlines ($293,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for airline pilots in the United States: Oxnard Metro Area, CA ($259,000 a year), Louisville Metro Area, KY ($236,000 a year), and Reno Metro Area, NV ($219,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.