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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Airline Pilot make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$96,823 / yrTotal Pay
$81,355 / yrBase Pay
$15,468 / yrAdditional Pay

$96,823

 / yr
$47K$328K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Airline Pilot is $96,823 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $81,355 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 $15,468 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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What is the total pay trajectory for Pilot?
$87,720 /yr
Pilot
$144,094 /yr
Senior Pilot
$120,464 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Airline Pilot?

Some related job titles are Airline Pilot (Captain) Salaries with median pay of $100,983, Airline Pilot (First Officer) Salaries with median pay of $86,444, Airplane Pilot Salaries with median pay of $93,971, Corporate Pilot Salaries with median pay of $100,871.

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American Airlines
3.8

American Airlines

Airline Pilot

$203,640

 /yr
Range: $10K - $768K

$10K

$768K

$10,247 - $768,496 Range

Delta Air Lines
4.3

Delta Air Lines

Airline Pilot

$180,661

 /yr
Range: $50K - $710K

$50K

$710K

$50,000 - $710,464 Range

United Airlines
4.1

United Airlines

Airline Pilot

$210,220

 /yr
Range: $35K - $675K

$35K

$675K

$34,611 - $674,511 Range

SkyWest Airlines
3.7

SkyWest Airlines

Airline Pilot - Hourly

$56

 /hr
Range: $7 - $134

$7

$134

$7 - $134 Range

Southwest Airlines
4.2

Southwest Airlines

Airline Pilot

$266,227

 /yr
Range: $56K - $613K

$56K

$613K

$56,386 - $612,586 Range

Endeavor Air
4.0

Endeavor Air

Airline Pilot

$102,793

 /yr
Range: $41K - $229K

$41K

$229K

$41,421 - $228,612 Range

Envoy Air
3.1

Envoy Air

Airline Pilot - Hourly

$46

 /hr
Range: $21 - $101

$21

$101

$21 - $101 Range

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Republic Airways
3.4

Republic Airways

Airline Pilot

$102,779

 /yr
Range: $27K - $265K

$27K

$265K

$26,835 - $264,878 Range

ExpressJet Airlines
3.6

ExpressJet Airlines

Airline Pilot

$95,327

 /yr
Range: $24K - $264K

$24K

$264K

$24,365 - $263,921 Range

JetBlue
3.8

JetBlue

Airline Pilot

$214,513

 /yr
Range: $83K - $612K

$83K

$612K

$83,067 - $612,344 Range

Mesa Air
2.9

Mesa Air

Airline Pilot - Hourly

$39

 /hr
Range: $17 - $84

$17

$84

$17 - $84 Range

Alaska Airlines
4.0

Alaska Airlines

Airline Pilot

$201,093

 /yr
Range: $67K - $369K

$67K

$369K

$67,000 - $369,375 Range

PSA Airlines
3.3

PSA Airlines

Airline Pilot

$100,488

 /yr
Range: $53K - $203K

$53K

$203K

$53,136 - $202,725 Range

Spirit Airlines
3.7

Spirit Airlines

Airline Pilot

$132,130

 /yr
Range: $50K - $582K

$50K

$582K

$50,279 - $582,078 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Airline Pilot

$116,361

 /yr
Range: $62K - $162K

$62K

$162K

$62,043 - $161,996 Range

Atlas Air Worldwide
3.7

Atlas Air Worldwide

Airline Pilot - Hourly

$101

 /hr
Range: $27 - $414

$27

$414

$27 - $414 Range

UPS
3.5

UPS

Airline Pilot

$345,555

 /yr
Range: $22K - $746K

$22K

$746K

$22,346 - $745,500 Range

Horizon Air
3.6

Horizon Air

Airline Pilot - Hourly

$46

 /hr
Range: $11 - $136

$11

$136

$11 - $136 Range

Ameriflight
3.3

Ameriflight

Airline Pilot

$103,002

 /yr
Range: $76K - $114K

$76K

$114K

$76,003 - $113,625 Range

Frontier Airlines
3.5

Frontier Airlines

Airline Pilot

$123,594

 /yr
Range: $62K - $348K

$62K

$348K

$62,252 - $348,405 Range

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$25

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

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$155,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$15,000/yr

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

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$144,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a O6 - Air Force - Colonel with more than 15 years of experience

$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Air Force RPA Pilot with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about an Airline Pilot salaries

The national average salary for an Airline Pilot is $85,103 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Airline Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 840 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Airline Pilot employees.

The highest salary for an Airline Pilot in United States is $142,436 per year.

The lowest salary for an Airline Pilot in United States is $50,848 per year.

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