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

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers among Massachusetts 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 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,040
25th Percentile Wage
$52,810
50th Percentile Wage
$77,910
75th Percentile Wage
$103,380
90th Percentile Wage
$128,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,040.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,910
-56.89% -56.89%
2012
$122,230
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $108,790 to $137,180. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $137,180. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $136,830). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $108,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$137,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$136,830
Springfield
$108,790




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