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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,760
25th Percentile Wage
$67,640
50th Percentile Wage
$81,290
75th Percentile Wage
$103,090
90th Percentile Wage
$133,920

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 $133,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,760.

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
$81,290
-1.24% 11.06%
2016
$82,300
6.27% -
2015
$77,140
0.18% -
2014
$77,000
8.45% -
2013
$70,490
-2.57% -
2012
$72,300
- -

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 $87,050. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Colorado is Greeley with a median annual salary of $87,050. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $84,160). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $62,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greeley
$87,050
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$84,160
Colorado Springs
$79,650
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$76,320
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$64,800
Grand Junction
$62,730




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