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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots among Alabama 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Commercial Pilots in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,200
25th Percentile Wage
$65,240
50th Percentile Wage
$85,060
75th Percentile Wage
$107,370
90th Percentile Wage
$126,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of commercial pilots from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,060
-5.09% 4.04%
2016
$89,390
1.89% -
2015
$87,700
-4.87% -
2014
$91,970
5.35% -
2013
$87,050
6.24% -
2012
$81,620
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Alabama ranges from $39,530 to $126,250. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Alabama is Montgomery with a median annual salary of $126,250. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $109,610). The lowest paying area is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Montgomery
$126,250
Birmingham-Hoover
$109,610
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$84,820
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$84,690
Huntsville
$84,560
Mobile
$66,630
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$39,530




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