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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots amongst Wisconsin 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,140
25th Percentile Wage
$52,220
50th Percentile Wage
$70,790
75th Percentile Wage
$98,060
90th Percentile Wage
$138,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $138,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,140.

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
$70,790
-4.10% -2.01%
2016
$73,690
11.13% -
2015
$65,490
-2.47% -
2014
$67,110
1.01% -
2013
$66,430
-8.70% -
2012
$72,210
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Wisconsin ranges from $57,300 to $125,390. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $125,390. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $86,390). The lowest paying area is Madison with a median annual salary of $57,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$125,390
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$86,390
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$78,610
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$77,530
Green Bay
$74,260
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$68,630
Duluth
$68,500
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,680
Madison
$57,300




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