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Pilot salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$95,000/yr
Average per year
$95,000
Average per year
$95,000
$30,000
Total salary range**
$306,500
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Based on 9,135 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Pilots make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Pilot in the United States is $95,000 per year. This is based on data from 9,135 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Pilot in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$95,000
Average per year
$95,000
$30,000
Total salary range**
$306,500
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Based on 9,135 income tax records from TurboTax
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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FedEx, Shelby County, TN
46 income tax records
$294,500/yr
$195K – $357K
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Southwest Airlines, Brevard County, FL
10 income tax records
$288,500/yr
$205K – $351K
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United Airlines, Douglas County, CO
13 income tax records
$275,000/yr
$250K – $280K
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American Airlines, Denton County, TX
20 income tax records
$257,500/yr
$158K – $309K
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Delta Air Lines, Coweta County, GA
17 income tax records
$257,000/yr
$218K – $302K
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UPS, Jefferson County, KY
14 income tax records
$223,000/yr
$196K – $320K
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Alaska Airlines, Pierce County, WA
39 income tax records
$185,000/yr
$139K – $297K
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Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu County, HI
26 income tax records
$169,500/yr
$135K – $207K
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Allegiant Air, Clark County, NV
12 income tax records
$143,000/yr
$127K – $213K
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Spirit Airlines, Broward County, FL
11 income tax records
$138,500/yr
$115K – $229K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Louisville Metro Area, KY
63 income tax records
$164,000/yr
$77K – $223K
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Memphis Metro Area, TN
115 income tax records
$158,000/yr
$90K – $274K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
75 income tax records
$141,000/yr
$88K – $189K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
270 income tax records
$139,000/yr
$89K – $221K
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Palm Bay Metro Area, FL
71 income tax records
$135,500/yr
$84K – $198K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
75 income tax records
$122,500/yr
$83K – $190K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
247 income tax records
$120,000/yr
$70K – $207K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
268 income tax records
$116,000/yr
$70K – $186K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
45 income tax records
$116,000/yr
$63K – $165K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
140 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$71K – $162K

Pilot demographics

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40% are single
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60% are married
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45% have kids
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42% own a home

Pilot salaries by age

$0
$37,875
$75,750
$113,625
$151,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Pilots

9,135 full-time salaries from 2019

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9,057 income tax records
$58,000/yr
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324 income tax records
$62,000/yr
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853 income tax records
$68,500/yr
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Airline Pilot
1,466 income tax records
$138,000/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.