Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Pilot make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$87,239 / yrTotal Pay
$71,245 / yrBase Pay
$15,994 / yrAdditional Pay

$87,239

 / yr
$51K$154K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Pilot is $87,239 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $71,245 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $15,994 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Pilot

$87,239 /yr
Pilot
$163,363 /yr
Senior Pilot
$131,935 /yr
Pilot IV
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Related Job Titles

For Pilot

Some related job titles are Airline Pilot Salaries with median pay of $104,370, Airplane Pilot Salaries with median pay of $86,959, Corporate Pilot Salaries with median pay of $143,291, Airplane Pilot Or Copilot Salaries with median pay of $57,106.

Top Paying Companies

For a Pilot in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Pilot in United States. Employers include Meta, Apple and Amazon.

1
Meta
$260,062/yr
2
Apple
$188,923/yr
4
Jet It
$181,009/yr
7
Mokulele Airlines
$148,588/yr
8
FedEx
$145,021/yr

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US Air Force
4.1
PilotSee 257 salaries from all locations

$93,184

 / yr

$111,051

 / yr

$113,796

 / yr

$87,007

 / yr

$88,950

 / yr

$92,926

 / yr

$131,217

 / yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Pilot in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Pilot in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $155,515, Information Technology with a median total pay of $136,108, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $134,480, Agriculture with a median total pay of $121,433, and Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $110,951.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$155,515

    39% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$136,108

    31% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$134,480

    30% Higher than other industries

  • AgricultureAgriculture$121,433

    22% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$110,951

    15% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

The top paying company in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Pilot is Pacific Gas and Electric.

Pacific Gas and ElectricPacific Gas and Electric$155,515/yr

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Pilot

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$86,000

/yr

$81K | $6K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pilot, First Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Airline Pilot

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,500

/yr

$65K | $500

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Corporate Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$84,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Airline Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$440,000

/yr

$420K | $20K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$15,184

/hr

$184 | $15K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$115,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Pilot pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Pilot is $71,245 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3715 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pilot employees.

The highest salary for a Pilot in United States is $125,165 per year.

The lowest salary for a Pilot in United States is $41,322 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Pilot or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Pilot.

Additional Resources

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