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Pilot salary in California

Average salary
$96,000/yr
Based on 788 income tax records
$29,000
$306,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$29,000
$306,000
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 California is $96,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and are based on 788 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Pilot salaries in California can vary between $29,000 to $306,000 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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Huntington Beach, CA
10 income tax records
$147,000/yr
$89K – $231K
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Carlsbad, CA
14 income tax records
$140,500/yr
$100K – $204K
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Long Beach, CA
15 income tax records
$129,000/yr
$107K – $162K
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Fairfield, CA
13 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$75K – $119K
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Los Angeles, CA
15 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$58K – $107K
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Oceanside, CA
13 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$72K – $106K
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San Diego, CA
81 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$57K – $105K
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San Francisco, CA
10 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$45K – $90K
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Sacramento, CA
13 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$46K – $151K
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Vacaville, CA
19 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$52K – $87K

Pilot salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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United Airlines, California
56 income tax records
$223,000/yr
$172K – $288K
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Alaska Airlines, California
39 income tax records
$206,500/yr
$164K – $267K
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FedEx, California
10 income tax records
$205,000/yr
$145K – $240K
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Delta Air Lines, California
31 income tax records
$185,000/yr
$162K – $236K
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JetBlue Airways, California
11 income tax records
$176,500/yr
$134K – $222K
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American Airlines, California
27 income tax records
$174,000/yr
$140K – $239K
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Southwest Airlines, California
21 income tax records
$148,500/yr
$129K – $299K
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US Department Of Defense, California
148 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$51K – $83K
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SkyWest Airlines, California
54 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$54K – $92K
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Compass Airlines, California
18 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$51K – $69K

Pilot demographics in California

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

Pilot salaries by age

$0
$38,000
$76,000
$114,000
$152,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Pilots in California

788 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a pilot in California is $96,000 per year. Pilot salaries in California can vary between $29,000 to $306,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 788 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as pilot.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for pilots in California: United Airlines ($223,000 a year), Alaska Airlines ($206,500 a year), and FedEx ($205,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for pilots in California: Huntington Beach, CA ($147,000 a year), Carlsbad, CA ($140,500 a year), and Long Beach, CA ($129,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.