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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots among Florida 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,070
25th Percentile Wage
$50,160
50th Percentile Wage
$63,120
75th Percentile Wage
$94,660
90th Percentile Wage
$127,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,070.

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
$63,120
2.08% -9.70%
2016
$61,810
-20.60% -
2015
$74,540
3.41% -
2014
$72,000
-1.88% -
2013
$73,350
5.60% -
2012
$69,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Florida ranges from $37,740 to $118,910. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Florida is Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin with a median annual salary of $118,910. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Naples-Marco Island (mean annual salary $116,850). The lowest paying area is Sebastian-Vero Beach with a median annual salary of $37,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$118,910
Naples-Marco Island
$116,850
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$110,330
Jacksonville
$89,620
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$78,190
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$77,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$71,150
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$68,450
Port St Lucie
$67,000
Ocala
$66,540
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$66,080
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$61,990
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$58,440
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$57,580
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$55,560
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$55,430
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$54,260
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$47,650
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$37,740




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