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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots amongst North Carolina cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Commercial Pilots in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,020
25th Percentile Wage
$56,460
50th Percentile Wage
$72,710
75th Percentile Wage
$98,820
90th Percentile Wage
$139,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $139,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for commercial pilots in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of commercial pilots from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,7100.18%18.36%
201572,580-3.06%-
201474,800-0.07%-
201374,85020.69%-
201259,360--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of North Carolina ranges from $67,500 to $87,860. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in North Carolina is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $87,860. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $76,610). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$87,860
Greensboro-High Point
$76,610
Raleigh-Cary
$69,140
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$67,500



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