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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,570
25th Percentile Wage
$37,660
50th Percentile Wage
$70,350
75th Percentile Wage
$84,090
90th Percentile Wage
$115,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,570.

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 Kentucky 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
201670,3507.58%2.97%
201565,020-11.67%-
201472,610-6.61%-
201377,41011.82%-
201268,260--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Kentucky ranges from $66,360 to $70,530. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Kentucky is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,530. The lowest paying area is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $66,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$70,530
Louisville-Jefferson County
$66,360


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