The salary statistics of air transportation workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of air transportation workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of air transportation workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The air transportation workers annual salary statistics are from 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||$33,570|
|25th Percentile Wage||$48,930|
|50th Percentile Wage||$72,310|
|75th Percentile Wage||$122,750|
|90th Percentile Wage||$189,000|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for air transportation workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) air transportation workers is $189,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,570. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 463% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of air transportation workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of air transportation workers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for air transportation workers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $117,710. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $66,260).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
The average annual salary of air transportation worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Air Traffic Controllers|| |
|Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers|| |
|Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers|| |
|Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations Specialists|| |
|Commercial Pilots|| |
|Airfield Operations Specialists|| |
|Flight Attendants|| |