Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Pilot make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$91,279 / yrTotal Pay
$75,477 / yrBase Pay
$15,803 / yrAdditional Pay

$91,279

 / yr
$53K$161K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

How much does a Pilot make?

The estimated total pay for a Pilot is $91,279 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $75,477 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 $15,803 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

$91,279 /yr
Pilot
$160,688 /yr
Senior Pilot
$131,326 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Pilot

Some related job titles are Airline Pilot Salaries with median pay of $106,933, Airplane Pilot Salaries with median pay of $89,926, Corporate Pilot Salaries with median pay of $144,574, Airplane Pilot Or Copilot Salaries with median pay of $59,230.

Top Paying Industries

For a Pilot in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Pilot in United States are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $126,955, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $124,318, Information Technology with a median total pay of $123,922, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $104,278, and Telecommunications with a median total pay of $103,037.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$126,955

    25% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$124,318

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$123,922

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$104,278

    9% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$103,037

    8% Higher than other industries

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

Top paying companies in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology for Pilot are ICON, Pioneer, and Amyris.

ICONICON$142,920/yr
PioneerPioneer$142,000/yr
AmyrisAmyris$133,134/yr
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 / yr

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Pilot - First Officer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Pilot, First Officer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$170,000

/yr

$160K | $10K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$340,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$75,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$75,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$3,170

/hr

$20 | $3K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Airline Pilot

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Pilot pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Pilot is $75,477 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3460 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pilot employees.

The highest salary for a Pilot in United States is $132,515 per year.

The lowest salary for a Pilot in United States is $43,777 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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