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

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers among Florida metropolitan 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 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$84,550
25th Percentile Wage
$105,940
50th Percentile Wage
$150,770
75th Percentile Wage
$180,380
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $180,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $150,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $84,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$150,770
8.93% 23.81%
2016
$137,310
2.09% -
2015
$134,440
-3.70% -
2014
$139,420
10.70% -
2013
$124,500
7.73% -
2012
$114,870
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Florida ranges from $95,970 to $165,430. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Florida is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $165,430. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach (mean annual salary $146,820). The lowest paying area is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach with a median annual salary of $95,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$165,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$146,820
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$135,000
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$126,030
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$114,540
Jacksonville
$102,890
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$97,400
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$95,970




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