Flight Instructor salary in the United States

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Based on 1,000 income tax records
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How much do Flight Instructors make?
The average total salary for a Flight Instructor is $31,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,000 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Flight Instructor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Flight Instructor salary can vary between $16,500 to $100,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Flight Instructor salary by location

Flight Instructor salary by company

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Salary range**
Embryriddle Aeronautical Univer, Yavapai County, AZ
15 income tax records
$22K – $78K
Cae Oxford Aviation Academy Ph, Maricopa County, AZ
34 income tax records
$20K – $47K
Southern Utah University, Iron County, UT
10 income tax records
$22K – $34K
Bird Acquisition, Maricopa County, AZ
12 income tax records
$25K – $37K
University Of North Dakota, Grand Forks County, ND
17 income tax records
$16K – $41K

Flight Instructor demographics in United States

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74% are single
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26% are married
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12% have kids
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27% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Flight Instructors in United States

1,000 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a flight instructor in the United States is $31,000 per year. Flight instructor salaries in the United States can vary between $16,500 to $100,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,000 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as flight instructor.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for flight instructors in the United States: Embryriddle Aeronautical Univer ($38,000 a year), Cae Oxford Aviation Academy Ph ($35,500 a year), and Southern Utah University ($32,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for flight instructors in the United States: Pensacola Metro Area, FL ($59,000 a year), Orlando Metro Area, FL ($39,000 a year), and Raleigh Metro Area, NC ($38,000 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.