The salary statistics of aircraft pilots and flight engineers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of aircraft pilots and flight engineers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of aircraft pilots and flight engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The aircraft pilots and flight engineers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aircraft pilots and flight engineers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $162,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $105,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,130. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 217% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of aircraft pilots and flight engineers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of aircraft pilots and flight engineers in 18 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 aircraft pilots and flight engineers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $118,270. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $67,720).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Educational Services|| |