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Pilot salary in United States

How much does a Pilot make in the United States?

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The average salary for a pilot is $52,940 per year in the United States. 5.2k salaries reported, updated at June 27, 2022.

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Top companies for Pilots in United States

  1. Strategic Technology Institute, Inc. (STi)
    14 reviews11 salaries reported
    $305,149per year
  2. $204,647per year
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Highest paying cities for Pilots in United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $57,477 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $56,636 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $56,394 per year
    20 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $55,640 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $55,185 per year
    36 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $54,071 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $53,993 per year
    28 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $52,473 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Fort Worth, TX
    $52,140 per year
    34 salaries reported
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Where can a Pilot earn more?

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Most common benefits for Pilots

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Housing stipend
  • Life insurance
  • Paid housing
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 234 ratings

64% of Pilots in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

First Officer

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Average $64,256 per year

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