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

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers among Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$165,010
50th Percentile Wage
$119,700
25th Percentile Wage
$95,590
10th Percentile Wage
$64,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $165,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $119,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,120.

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 Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $119,700 12.74%
2013 $106,170 12.35%
2012 $94,500 25.90%
2011 $75,060 2.48%
2010 $73,240 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 63.44%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 12.35%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 25.90% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.48% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$119,700
Commercial Pilots
$77,000
Airfield Operations Specialists
$55,060
Flight Attendants
$41,520

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Salary by State

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