Pilot salary in the United States

Average salary
$111,000/yr
Based on 18,101 income tax records
$32,500
$331,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$49K
 
$76K
 
$133K
 
$166K
 
$170K
$32,500
$331,000
How much do Pilots make?
The average total salary for a Pilot is $111,000 per year. This is based on data from 18,101 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Pilot and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Pilot salary can vary between $32,500 to $331,000 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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Pilot salary by location

Pilot salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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FedEx, Shelby County, TN
118 income tax records
$324,000/yr
$97K – $607K
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UPS, Anchorage County, AK
17 income tax records
$324,000/yr
$243K – $480K
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Southwest Airlines, Galveston County, TX
11 income tax records
$269,500/yr
$188K – $445K
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United Airlines, Jefferson County, CO
19 income tax records
$268,000/yr
$140K – $353K
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Delta Air Lines, Fayette County, GA
55 income tax records
$238,500/yr
$133K – $463K
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American Airlines, Tarrant County, TX
65 income tax records
$229,000/yr
$107K – $422K
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Allegiant Air, Clark County, NV
18 income tax records
$186,500/yr
$97K – $297K
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Spirit Airlines, Broward County, FL
24 income tax records
$183,000/yr
$92K – $285K
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JetBlue Airways, Broward County, FL
21 income tax records
$182,500/yr
$120K – $267K
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Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu County, HI
39 income tax records
$180,500/yr
$118K – $304K
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Alaska Airlines, Anchorage County, AK
26 income tax records
$168,000/yr
$112K – $304K
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Frontier Airlines, Orange County, FL
10 income tax records
$157,500/yr
$122K – $271K
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Textron Aviation, Sedgwick County, KS
12 income tax records
$133,500/yr
$49K – $182K
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US Department Of Defense, Fairfax County, VA
29 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$61K – $147K
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PSA Airlines, York County, SC
14 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$52K – $147K
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SkyWest Airlines, Adams County, CO
13 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$64K – $147K
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Alaska Central, Anchorage County, AK
12 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$43K – $187K
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Mesa Airlines, Maricopa County, AZ
18 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$37K – $105K
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Envoy Air, Tarrant County, TX
18 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$21K – $141K
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Expressjet Airlines, Harris County, TX
13 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$27K – $84K
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Bird Acquisition, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$22K – $52K

Pilot demographics in United States

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34% are single
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66% are married
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48% have kids
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70% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Pilots in United States

18,101 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a pilot in the United States is $111,000 per year. Pilot salaries in the United States can vary between $32,500 to $331,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 18,101 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as pilot.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for pilots in the United States: FedEx ($324,000 a year), UPS ($324,000 a year), and Southwest Airlines ($269,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for pilots in the United States: Memphis Metro Area, TN ($230,500 a year), Louisville Metro Area, KY ($219,500 a year), and Port St. Lucie Metro Area, FL ($185,000 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.