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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 amongst Colorado cities 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 Commercial Pilots in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$158,580
75th Percentile Wage
$99,330
50th Percentile Wage
$77,000
25th Percentile Wage
$57,860
10th Percentile Wage
$41,930

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 $158,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,930.

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 commercial pilots 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 $77,000 9.24%
2013 $70,490 -2.50%
2012 $72,300 0.56%
2011 $71,900 5.21%
2010 $68,340 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for commercial pilots in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 12.67%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -2.50%.We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.56% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 5.21% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Commercial Pilots 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

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in Colorado Cities

Table 5 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 $67,260 to $82,420. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $82,420. The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $67,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$82,420
Colorado Springs
$67,260

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