Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers amongst New York 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,120
25th Percentile Wage
$87,780
50th Percentile Wage
$111,070
75th Percentile Wage
$140,600
90th Percentile Wage
$167,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $167,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $111,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,120.

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 airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in New York 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 airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016111,0701.94%-36.65%
2015108,910-10.49%-
2014120,330-32.10%-
2013158,9604.52%-
2012151,780--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of New York ranges from $130,510 to $160,510. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $160,510. The lowest paying area is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $130,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$160,510
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$130,510


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