Airline Pilot salary in California

Average salary
Based on 310 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Airline Pilots make?
The average total salary for a Airline Pilot is $135,500 per year. This is based on data from 310 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Airline Pilot and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Airline Pilot salary can vary between $37,000 to $369,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Airline Pilot salary by location

Airline Pilot salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
Delta Air Lines, California
20 income tax records
$144K – $415K
United Airlines, California
48 income tax records
$112K – $360K
American Airlines, California
40 income tax records
$96K – $338K
Alaska Airlines, California
20 income tax records
$84K – $321K
Southwest Airlines, California
20 income tax records
$97K – $314K
SkyWest Airlines, California
65 income tax records
$32K – $118K

Airline Pilot demographics in California

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41% are single
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59% are married
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40% have kids
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68% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Airline Pilots in California

310 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a airline pilot in California is $135,500 per year. Airline pilot salaries in California can vary between $37,000 to $369,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 310 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as airline pilot.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for airline pilots in California: Delta Air Lines ($262,000 a year), United Airlines ($234,500 a year), and American Airlines ($225,000 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.