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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,330
25th Percentile Wage
$53,600
50th Percentile Wage
$71,580
75th Percentile Wage
$98,930
90th Percentile Wage
$133,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,330.

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 Michigan 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
201671,5803.12%2.79%
201569,350-2.44%-
201471,040-1.14%-
201371,8503.16%-
201269,580--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Michigan ranges from $57,010 to $132,840. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Michigan is Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $132,840. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $80,190). The lowest paying area is Grand Rapids-Wyoming with a median annual salary of $57,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$132,840
Ann Arbor
$80,190
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$77,960
Lansing-East Lansing
$66,600
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$65,910
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$63,710
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$57,010


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