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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in South Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of South Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots among South Dakota 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Commercial Pilots in South Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,450
25th Percentile Wage
$48,230
50th Percentile Wage
$61,130
75th Percentile Wage
$74,150
90th Percentile Wage
$83,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,450.

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 commercial pilots in South Dakota 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 commercial pilots from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,1300.72%-0.59%
201560,6900.79%-
201460,2103.07%-
201358,360-5.36%-
201261,490--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of South Dakota ranges from $58,910 to $60,290. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in South Dakota is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,290. The lowest paying area is Sioux Falls with a median annual salary of $58,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$60,290
Sioux Falls
$58,910


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