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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,340
25th Percentile Wage
$71,900
50th Percentile Wage
$101,830
75th Percentile Wage
$121,210
90th Percentile Wage
$137,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,340.

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
$101,830
5.52% 32.65%
2016
$96,210
0.71% -
2015
$95,530
10.96% -
2014
$85,060
7.67% -
2013
$78,540
12.68% -
2012
$68,580
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of South Carolina ranges from $64,090 to $106,170. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $106,170. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Spartanburg (mean annual salary $95,670). The lowest paying area is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $64,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$106,170
Spartanburg
$95,670
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$89,960
Augusta-Richmond County
$74,190
Columbia
$69,240
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$64,090




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