How much does a Pilot make?

Updated Jan 20, 2022

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Employer Size

Experience

$97,160 /yr
Average Base Pay

448 salaries

$73K

Low

$97K

Average

$128K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Pilot make? The national average salary for a Pilot is $97,160 in United States. Filter by location to see Pilot salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 448 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Pilot employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Pilot?

$97,160 /yr
Pilot
$85,061 /yr
Senior Pilot
$85,061 /yr
Staff Pilot
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What are some related job titles for a Pilot?

Airline Pilot

$85,103

per year

Airplane Pilot

$85,103

per year

Corporate Pilot

$85,103

per year

Airplane Pilot Or Copilot

$85,103

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Pilot in United States of America

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$122,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$11,500/yr
Stock Bonus$34,000/yr

9 days ago by a Pilot with more than 15 years of experience

$285

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Airline Pilot with more than 15 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Pilot with 1 to 3 years of experience

$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Team Captain with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$86,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Corporate Pilot with more than 15 years of experience

$95

/hrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Airline Pilot with 4 to 6 years of experience

$8,000

/moAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Pilot with 10 to 14 years of experience

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US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Pilot

$104,530

 /yr
Range: $21K - $184K

$21K

$184K

$21,103 - $184,019 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Pilot

$94,303

 /yr
Range: $10K - $193K

$10K

$193K

$10,459 - $193,432 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Pilot

$84,185

 /yr
Range: $39K - $153K

$39K

$153K

$38,769 - $153,467 Range

American Airlines
3.9

American Airlines

Pilot

$112,772

 /yr
Range: $26K - $338K

$26K

$338K

$25,907 - $338,100 Range

SkyWest Airlines
3.9

SkyWest Airlines

Pilot

$96,485

 /yr
Range: $38K - $207K

$38K

$207K

$37,869 - $206,575 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Pilot

$102,804

 /yr
Range: $51K - $150K

$51K

$150K

$51,472 - $150,000 Range

Delta Air Lines
4.4

Delta Air Lines

Pilot

$143,337

 /yr
Range: $25K - $562K

$25K

$562K

$24,673 - $562,280 Range

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Mesa Air
3.1

Mesa Air

Pilot - Hourly

$39

 /hr
Range: $16 - $39

$16

$39

$16 - $39 Range

NetJets
3.7

NetJets

Pilot

$154,175

 /yr
Range: $82K - $270K

$82K

$270K

$82,218 - $269,773 Range

JetBlue
4.1

JetBlue

Pilot

$172,788

 /yr
Range: $41K - $464K

$41K

$464K

$41,122 - $463,899 Range

Republic Airways
3.4

Republic Airways

Pilot

$62,489

 /yr
Range: $23K - $209K

$23K

$209K

$23,441 - $208,922 Range

ExpressJet Airlines
3.6

ExpressJet Airlines

Pilot

$79,819

 /yr
Range: $32K - $146K

$32K

$146K

$31,993 - $146,268 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Pilot

$103,707

 /yr
Range: $51K - $153K

$51K

$153K

$51,050 - $152,736 Range

Air Methods
3.2

Air Methods

Pilot

$75,287

 /yr
Range: $62K - $99K

$62K

$99K

$62,202 - $99,360 Range

Envoy Air
3.1

Envoy Air

Pilot - Hourly

$50

 /hr
Range: $13 - $105

$13

$105

$13 - $105 Range

Ameriflight
3.3

Ameriflight

Pilot

$59,967

 /yr
Range: $23K - $368K

$23K

$368K

$23,403 - $367,731 Range

Gama Aviation
3.6

Gama Aviation

Pilot

$101,905

 /yr
Range: $64K - $218K

$64K

$218K

$63,552 - $218,092 Range

Metro Aviation
4.5

Metro Aviation

Pilot

$81,260

 /yr
Range: $75K - $131K

$75K

$131K

$75,200 - $131,281 Range

SAIC
4.1

SAIC

Pilot

$78,231

 /yr
Range: $72K - $108K

$72K

$108K

$71,728 - $107,660 Range

Southwest Airlines
4.3

Southwest Airlines

Pilot

$175,153

 /yr
Range: $80K - $325K

$80K

$325K

$80,393 - $325,039 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Pilot salaries

The national average salary for a Pilot is $97,160 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 448 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pilot employees.

The highest salary for a Pilot in United States is $128,480 per year.

The lowest salary for a Pilot in United States is $73,475 per year.

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