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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

The annual and hourly salary statistics of commercial pilots in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of commercial pilots in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Commercial Pilots in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,420
25th Percentile Wage
$46,000
50th Percentile Wage
$57,580
75th Percentile Wage
$78,100
90th Percentile Wage
$96,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $35,420.

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
$57,580
17.32% -7.76%
2016
$47,610
-12.73% -
2015
$53,670
-1.73% -
2014
$54,600
-6.28% -
2013
$58,030
-6.93% -
2012
$62,050
- -

Table 3. Compare Commercial Pilots Salary in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with Other Florida Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $57,580 in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is in the middle of salary range for commercial pilots in state of Florida. In comparison, the annual salary of commercial pilots in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is 51.6 percent (51.6%) lower than that in the highest paying Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin and 34.5 percent (34.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying Sebastian-Vero Beach.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida.