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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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,510
25th Percentile Wage
$47,550
50th Percentile Wage
$68,410
75th Percentile Wage
$85,320
90th Percentile Wage
$124,810

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 $124,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,510.

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
$68,410
-6.29% 13.23%
2016
$72,710
0.18% -
2015
$72,580
-3.06% -
2014
$74,800
-0.07% -
2013
$74,850
20.69% -
2012
$59,360
- -

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 $51,170 to $116,040. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $116,040. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $87,860). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $51,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$116,040
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$87,860
Wilmington
$85,820
Winston-Salem
$84,650
Greensboro-High Point
$77,920
Raleigh-Cary
$70,310
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$67,500
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,510
Fayetteville
$51,170




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