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

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers amongst Missouri 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,610
25th Percentile Wage
$67,730
50th Percentile Wage
$84,890
75th Percentile Wage
$104,380
90th Percentile Wage
$117,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,610.

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 Growth2-Year Growth
2014
$84,890
-6.04% -11.31%
2013
$90,020
-4.97% -
2012
$94,490
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Missouri ranges from $97,710 to $119,600. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $119,600. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $112,090). The lowest paying area is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $97,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$119,600
Kansas City
$112,090
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$97,710




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