Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers amongst Tennessee 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 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,040
25th Percentile Wage
$59,300
50th Percentile Wage
$83,760
75th Percentile Wage
$100,120
90th Percentile Wage
$114,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $114,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,760
-7.04% -1.67%
2016
$89,660
-8.12% -
2015
$96,940
-1.95% -
2014
$98,830
-3.48% -
2013
$102,270
16.73% -
2012
$85,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Tennessee ranges from $73,620 to $92,970. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $92,970. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $86,240). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $73,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$92,970
Memphis
$86,240
Knoxville
$73,620




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