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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 among Michigan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,710
25th Percentile Wage
$51,950
50th Percentile Wage
$67,770
75th Percentile Wage
$96,350
90th Percentile Wage
$125,300

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 $125,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,710.

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
$67,770
-5.62% -2.67%
2016
$71,580
3.12% -
2015
$69,350
-2.44% -
2014
$71,040
-1.14% -
2013
$71,850
3.16% -
2012
$69,580
- -

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 $58,150 to $77,960. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Michigan is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills with a median annual salary of $77,960. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Grand Rapids-Wyoming (mean annual salary $75,120). The lowest paying area is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$77,960
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$75,120
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$68,290
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$66,630
Lansing-East Lansing
$66,600
Ann Arbor
$62,310
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$61,660
Kalamazoo-Portage
$58,370
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$58,150




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