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Pilot salary in the United States

Average salary
$96,500/yr
Based on 13,253 income tax records
$31,500
$310,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$31,500
$310,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

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

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Pilot in the United States is $96,500 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and are based on 13,253 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Pilot salaries in the United States can vary between $31,500 to $310,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Pilot salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Louisville Metro Area, KY
89 income tax records
$171,000/yr
$92K – $229K
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Memphis Metro Area, TN
163 income tax records
$166,000/yr
$95K – $267K
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Palm Bay Metro Area, FL
94 income tax records
$141,500/yr
$90K – $197K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
111 income tax records
$141,000/yr
$86K – $207K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
421 income tax records
$140,500/yr
$86K – $219K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
341 income tax records
$128,000/yr
$79K – $213K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
116 income tax records
$122,000/yr
$82K – $185K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
84 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$62K – $174K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
217 income tax records
$118,000/yr
$78K – $163K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
382 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$70K – $192K
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Las Vegas Metro Area, NV
270 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$75K – $175K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
59 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$60K – $188K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
74 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$58K – $164K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
92 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$84K – $185K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
58 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$71K – $177K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
221 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$71K – $164K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
302 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$66K – $173K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
327 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$70K – $171K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
73 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$66K – $165K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
143 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$72K – $155K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
669 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$70K – $179K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
164 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$61K – $178K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
313 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$70K – $168K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
167 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$65K – $153K
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Ogden Metro Area, UT
60 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$67K – $158K
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Colorado Springs Metro Area, CO
100 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$80K – $163K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
178 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$66K – $168K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
58 income tax records
$100,500/yr
$73K – $135K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
53 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$58K – $155K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
90 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$63K – $126K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
188 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$71K – $149K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
74 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$67K – $149K
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Boise City Metro Area, ID
63 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$69K – $118K
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Orlando Metro Area, FL
208 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$65K – $170K
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Anchorage Metro Area, AK
175 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$69K – $153K
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Wichita Metro Area, KS
61 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$68K – $148K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
127 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$60K – $165K
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New York Metro Area, NY
165 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$61K – $162K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
87 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$65K – $133K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
141 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$65K – $173K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
69 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$60K – $123K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
383 income tax records
$92,500/yr
$58K – $162K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
98 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$63K – $137K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
71 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$64K – $152K
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Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI
112 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$63K – $138K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
113 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$64K – $124K
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Jacksonville Metro Area, FL
158 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$64K – $152K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
118 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$59K – $125K
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Pensacola Metro Area, FL
115 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$49K – $122K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
164 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$60K – $123K

Pilot salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Southwest Airlines, Brevard County, FL
15 income tax records
$290,000/yr
$184K – $363K
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United Airlines, Jefferson County, CO
10 income tax records
$283,000/yr
$273K – $331K
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American Airlines, Denton County, TX
39 income tax records
$282,000/yr
$153K – $322K
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FedEx, Shelby County, TN
70 income tax records
$276,500/yr
$182K – $348K
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Delta Air Lines, Coweta County, GA
24 income tax records
$254,500/yr
$214K – $298K
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JetBlue Airways, Rockingham County, NH
10 income tax records
$254,000/yr
$166K – $324K
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UPS, Jefferson County, KY
18 income tax records
$223,000/yr
$194K – $320K
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Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu County, HI
36 income tax records
$183,000/yr
$140K – $234K
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Alaska Airlines, Pierce County, WA
47 income tax records
$173,000/yr
$143K – $285K
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Spirit Airlines, Clark County, NV
14 income tax records
$169,500/yr
$120K – $188K
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Allegiant Air, Clark County, NV
13 income tax records
$140,000/yr
$126K – $210K
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Textron Aviation, Sedgwick County, KS
11 income tax records
$128,000/yr
$96K – $168K
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SkyWest Airlines, Clark County, WA
10 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$67K – $126K
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Era Aviation, Anchorage County, AK
12 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$68K – $112K
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US Department Of Defense, St. Mary's County, MD
10 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$81K – $105K
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PSA Airlines, Mecklenburg County, NC
31 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$56K – $95K
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Envoy Air, Tarrant County, TX
34 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$54K – $84K
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Mesa Airlines, Maricopa County, AZ
18 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$46K – $92K
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Republic Airways, Harris County, TX
10 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$58K – $71K
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Expressjet Airlines, Harris County, TX
13 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$49K – $73K
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Compass Airlines, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$53K – $89K
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Bird Acquisition, Maricopa County, AZ
15 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$29K – $40K

Pilot demographics in the United States

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37% are single
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63% are married
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47% have kids
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64% own a home

Pilot salaries by age

$0
$39,500
$79,000
$118,500
$158,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Pilots in the United States

13,253 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a pilot in the United States is $96,500 per year. Pilot salaries in the United States can vary between $31,500 to $310,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 13,253 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as pilot.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for pilots in the United States: Southwest Airlines ($290,000 a year), United Airlines ($283,000 a year), and American Airlines ($282,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for pilots in the United States: Louisville Metro Area, KY ($171,000 a year), Memphis Metro Area, TN ($166,000 a year), and Palm Bay Metro Area, FL ($141,500 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.