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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$118,560
25th Percentile Wage
$178,720
50th Percentile Wage
$87,060
75th Percentile Wage
$107,390
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $107,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $118,560.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015
$87,060
-11.07% -48.37%
2013
$96,700
-33.58% -
2012
$129,170
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Washington ranges from $86,550 to $107,020. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $107,020. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $86,910). The lowest paying area is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $86,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$107,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$86,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$86,550




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