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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,480
25th Percentile Wage
$69,480
50th Percentile Wage
$92,990
75th Percentile Wage
$134,520
90th Percentile Wage
$162,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,480.

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
$92,990
19.62% 19.00%
2016
$74,750
-2.23% -
2015
$76,420
-11.16% -
2014
$84,950
-12.37% -
2013
$95,460
21.10% -
2012
$75,320
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Mississippi ranges from $51,800 to $112,300. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Mississippi is Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $112,300. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $108,100). The lowest paying area is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $51,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$112,300
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$108,100
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$92,800
Hattiesburg
$82,290
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$77,760
Jackson
$62,420
Gulfport-Biloxi
$51,800




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