Airline Pilot salary in California

Average salary
$151,000/yr
Based on 225 income tax records
$42,500
$357,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$42,500
$357,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Airline Pilots make?
The average total salary for a Airline Pilot is $151,000 per year. This is based on data from 225 TurboTax users who reported their job as Airline Pilot and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Airline Pilot salary can vary between $42,500 to $357,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Airline Pilot salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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San Diego, CA
19 income tax records
$113,500/yr
$83K – $156K

Airline Pilot salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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United Airlines, California
51 income tax records
$252,500/yr
$201K – $298K
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American Airlines, California
27 income tax records
$225,000/yr
$165K – $265K
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Delta Air Lines, California
17 income tax records
$196,000/yr
$188K – $270K
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Alaska Airlines, California
16 income tax records
$195,500/yr
$148K – $280K
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Southwest Airlines, California
13 income tax records
$156,000/yr
$138K – $220K
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SkyWest Airlines, California
39 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$53K – $85K

Airline Pilot demographics in California

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40% are single
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60% are married
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44% have kids
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67% own a home

Airline Pilot salaries by age in California

$0
$60,250
$120,500
$180,750
$241,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Airline Pilots in California

225 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a airline pilot in California is $151,000 per year. Airline pilot salaries in California can vary between $42,500 to $357,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 225 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as airline pilot.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for airline pilots in California: United Airlines ($252,500 a year), American Airlines ($225,000 a year), and Delta Air Lines ($196,000 a year).
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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
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.