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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,070
25th Percentile Wage
$72,300
50th Percentile Wage
$93,320
75th Percentile Wage
$129,380
90th Percentile Wage
$180,280

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 $180,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,070.

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
$93,320
7.51% 12.24%
2016
$86,310
1.07% -
2015
$85,390
0.40% -
2014
$85,050
1.41% -
2013
$83,850
2.33% -
2012
$81,900
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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 $56,560 to $114,190. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $114,190. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $101,970). The lowest paying area is Waco with a median annual salary of $56,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$114,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$101,970
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$98,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$95,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$91,910
El Paso
$90,440
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$85,980
Midland
$83,490
Laredo
$82,050
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$81,280
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$79,830
Corpus Christi
$79,480
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$79,270
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$78,950
Tyler
$78,500
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$77,130
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$76,320
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$75,180
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$74,520
Amarillo
$70,490
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$68,070
Lubbock
$67,210
Brownsville-Harlingen
$62,300
Odessa
$59,880
Waco
$56,560




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