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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,750
25th Percentile Wage
$61,310
50th Percentile Wage
$81,340
75th Percentile Wage
$102,510
90th Percentile Wage
$128,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,750.

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
$81,340
1.51% 19.52%
2016
$80,110
2.21% -
2015
$78,340
14.71% -
2014
$66,820
5.37% -
2013
$63,230
-3.53% -
2012
$65,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Missouri ranges from $65,530 to $87,930. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Missouri is Springfield with a median annual salary of $87,930. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $84,560). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $65,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$87,930
Kansas City
$84,560
St Louis
$77,070
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$65,900
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$65,530




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