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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual salaries for commercial pilots in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots amongst Michigan metropolitan areas is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in Michigan (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,260
25th Percentile Wage
$51,020
50th Percentile Wage
$75,600
75th Percentile Wage
$104,870
90th Percentile Wage
$142,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $142,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,260.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of commercial pilots from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$75,600
10.36% 7.96%
2017
$67,770
-5.62% -
2016
$71,580
3.12% -
2015
$69,350
-2.44% -
2014
$71,040
-1.14% -
2013
$71,850
3.16% -
2012
$69,580
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial Pilots in Michigan Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Michigan ranges from $58,150 to $83,580. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Michigan is Grand Rapids-Wyoming with a median annual salary of $83,580. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills (mean annual salary $77,960). The lowest paying area is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$83,580
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$77,960
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$75,230
Ann Arbor
$70,980
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$67,460
Lansing-East Lansing
$66,600
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$61,660
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$59,740
Kalamazoo-Portage
$58,370
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$58,150




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