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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,370
25th Percentile Wage
$67,480
50th Percentile Wage
$82,300
75th Percentile Wage
$105,500
90th Percentile Wage
$145,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,370.

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

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for commercial pilots in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of commercial pilots from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,3006.27%12.15%
201577,1400.18%-
201477,0008.45%-
201370,490-2.57%-
201272,300--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Colorado ranges from $62,730 to $88,310. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $88,310. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $71,120). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $62,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$88,310
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$71,120
Colorado Springs
$70,440
Grand Junction
$62,730


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