Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers among Louisiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,650
25th Percentile Wage
$77,700
50th Percentile Wage
$97,030
75th Percentile Wage
$113,360
90th Percentile Wage
$127,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$97,030
-7.34% 0.78%
2016
$104,150
6.71% -
2015
$97,160
-0.14% -
2014
$97,300
1.06% -
2012
$96,270
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Louisiana ranges from $100,180 to $115,920. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Louisiana is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $115,920. The lowest paying area is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $100,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$115,920
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$100,180




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