Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Texas

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,750
25th Percentile Wage
$65,440
50th Percentile Wage
$86,310
75th Percentile Wage
$118,980
90th Percentile Wage
$167,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $167,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,750.

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 Texas 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
201686,3101.07%5.11%
201585,3900.40%-
201485,0501.41%-
201383,8502.33%-
201281,900--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Texas ranges from $54,770 to $109,990. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Texas is Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $109,990. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $106,170). The lowest paying area is Corpus Christi with a median annual salary of $54,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$109,990
Fort Worth-Arlington
$106,170
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$95,860
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$94,190
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$93,500
El Paso
$90,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$89,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$86,170
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$82,720
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$78,950
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$76,420
Amarillo
$70,490
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$68,070
Lubbock
$67,210
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$65,080
Brownsville-Harlingen
$62,300
Corpus Christi
$54,770


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