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Pilot salary in United States

How much does a Pilot make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $106,061
Low $62,598
High $179,702
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a pilot is $106,061 per year in the United States. 2.4k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Top companies for Pilots in United States

  1. Delta Air Lines
    4,754 reviews16 salaries reported
    $217,855per year
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Highest paying cities for Pilots near United States

  1. Teterboro, NJ
    $142,773 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Omaha, NE
    $126,842 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Lafayette, LA
    $98,974 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $98,533 per year
    15 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $96,179 per year
    44 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $96,030 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Fort Worth, TX
    $93,651 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $88,995 per year
    35 salaries reported
  3. Midland, TX
    $61,088 per year
    8 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?

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Average $26.23 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Pilot

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