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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 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 Commercial Pilots in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,280
25th Percentile Wage
$68,570
50th Percentile Wage
$80,130
75th Percentile Wage
$116,650
90th Percentile Wage
$163,240

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 $163,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,280.

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
$80,130
12.21% 14.81%
2016
$70,350
7.58% -
2015
$65,020
-11.67% -
2014
$72,610
-6.61% -
2013
$77,410
11.82% -
2012
$68,260
- -

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 $61,150 to $73,200. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Kentucky is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,200. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $72,170). The lowest paying area is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $61,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$73,200
Louisville-Jefferson County
$72,170
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$70,530
Evansville
$68,840
Lexington-Fayette
$61,150




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