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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,030
25th Percentile Wage
$80,080
50th Percentile Wage
$95,520
75th Percentile Wage
$115,240
90th Percentile Wage
$156,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $156,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,030.

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
$95,520
-0.01% -7.61%
2016
$95,530
-7.69% -
2015
$102,880
7.61% -
2013
$95,050
-8.14% -
2012
$102,790
- -




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