How much does a Pilot make in the United States?

2.2k salaries reported, updated at June 16, 2021
$41,882
per year

The average salary for a pilot is $41,882 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Paid housing
  • Military leave
  • Paid sick time
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
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Most common benefits for Pilots

  • Paid housing
  • Military leave
  • Paid sick time
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Childcare
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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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