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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots among Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,350
25th Percentile Wage
$66,680
50th Percentile Wage
$109,660
75th Percentile Wage
$147,680
90th Percentile Wage
$172,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $172,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $109,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for commercial pilots in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of commercial pilots from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016109,66013.84%32.88%
201594,4800.61%-
201493,9009.12%-
201385,34013.76%-
201273,600--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Illinois ranges from $119,190 to $123,130. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $123,130. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $119,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$123,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$119,190



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