Pilot salary in California

Average salary
Based on 1,065 income tax records
Average salary by age
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The average total salary for a Pilot is $110,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,065 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Pilot and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Pilot salary can vary between $32,500 to $337,000 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 company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
FedEx, California
17 income tax records
$189K – $635K
United Airlines, California
72 income tax records
$100K – $383K
JetBlue Airways, California
14 income tax records
$88K – $302K
Southwest Airlines, California
44 income tax records
$106K – $434K
Delta Air Lines, California
42 income tax records
$117K – $409K
American Airlines, California
49 income tax records
$97K – $375K
Alaska Airlines, California
42 income tax records
$71K – $306K
Clay Lacy Aviation, California
10 income tax records
$124K – $188K
Reach Air Medical Services, California
16 income tax records
$88K – $130K
US Department Of Defense, California
235 income tax records
$33K – $148K
SkyWest Airlines, California
74 income tax records
$35K – $116K

Pilot demographics in California

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39% are single
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61% are married
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43% have kids
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67% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Pilots in California

1,065 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a pilot in California is $110,000 per year. Pilot salaries in California can vary between $32,500 to $337,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,065 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as pilot.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for pilots in California: FedEx ($265,000 a year), United Airlines ($234,000 a year), and JetBlue Airways ($224,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for pilots in California: Temecula, CA ($249,000 a year), Carlsbad, CA ($243,000 a year), and Huntington Beach, CA ($151,500 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.