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Commercial Pilot Salary

$121,103 (USD)

Average Salary

$58/hr

Average Hourly

$4,541

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Commercial Pilot is $121,103 a year and $58 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Commercial Pilot is between $84,146 and $150,675. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Commercial Pilot. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Pilots jet airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, or for other commercial purposes.
  • Checks ship's papers to ascertain factors, such as load weight, fuel supply, weather conditions, and flight route and schedule.
  • Submits orders for changes in fuel supply, load, route, or schedule to ensure safety of flight.
  • Reads gauges to verify that oil, hydraulic fluid, fuel quantities, and cabin pressure are at prescribed levels prior to starting engines.
  • Requires current Commercial Pilot's Certificate with necessary type of ratings issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Commercial Pilot Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Job family population: 82,890

Estimated population of Commercial Pilot jobs: 11,077

Rate of error: 3.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$140,392
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

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Nov 20
Tyler, TX, USA
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Non-CDL Driver - Local Route - Home Daily
Nov 13
Windsor, CT, USA
Pilot Freight Services
Pilot Freight Services seeks a Full-Time non-CDL Driver to work out of our Hartford office in Windsor, CT. Candidate will transport materials to and from specified destinations in a safe and ...
Corporate Pilot
Oct 31
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Syndeo Staffing
FAA Airline Transport Pilot or Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument Rating * FAA Second Class medical certificate * 2 years' Corporate flight experience * 2,000 total flying hours with a ...

The average pay for a Commercial Pilot is $121,103 a year and $58 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Commercial Pilot is between $84,146 and $150,675. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Commercial Pilot. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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