Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers among Alaska metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$176,090
50th Percentile Wage
$125,430
25th Percentile Wage
$90,000
10th Percentile Wage
$62,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $176,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $125,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
10th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $125,430 -18.76%
2013 $154,400 35.25%
2012 $114,160 15.89%
2011 $98,510 10.39%
2010 $89,240 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Alaska from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 40.55%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 35.25%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 15.89% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 10.39% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Wage in Alaska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$125,430
Commercial Pilots
$71,820
Air Traffic Controllers
$103,470
Airfield Operations Specialists
$64,940

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Alaska Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Alaska ranges from $83,490 to $153,200. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $153,200. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $85,560). The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $83,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$153,200
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$85,560
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$83,490

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