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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Commercial Pilots in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,760
25th Percentile Wage
$60,650
50th Percentile Wage
$82,160
75th Percentile Wage
$108,010
90th Percentile Wage
$151,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $151,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,760.

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
$82,160
2.60% 3.04%
2016
$80,020
1.86% -
2015
$78,530
-6.99% -
2014
$84,020
3.63% -
2013
$80,970
1.62% -
2012
$79,660
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of New York ranges from $56,360 to $111,360. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $111,360. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Syracuse (mean annual salary $88,680). The lowest paying area is Central New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$111,360
Syracuse
$88,680
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$83,990
Nassau-Suffolk
$80,430
Rochester
$78,260
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$76,580
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$74,620
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$61,850
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$58,280
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$56,360




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