The annual and hourly salary statistics of commercial pilots in Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of commercial pilots in Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$36,020|
|25th Percentile Wage||$41,130|
|50th Percentile Wage||$59,840|
|75th Percentile Wage||$69,380|
|90th Percentile Wage||$81,410|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $36,020.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of commercial pilots from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $59,840 in Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area is in the middle of salary range for commercial pilots in state of South Dakota. In comparison, the annual salary of commercial pilots in Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area is 28.4 percent (28.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Sioux City and 16.5 percent (16.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Sioux City|| |
|Rapid City|| |
|Sioux Falls|| |
|Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area|| |