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Commercial Pilots Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial pilots in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial pilots amongst Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,810
25th Percentile Wage
$56,350
50th Percentile Wage
$75,230
75th Percentile Wage
$98,340
90th Percentile Wage
$140,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial pilots in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,810.

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
$75,230
21.96% -28.51%
2016
$58,710
-6.61% -
2015
$62,590
-7.86% -
2014
$67,510
-36.87% -
2013
$92,400
-4.63% -
2012
$96,680
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial pilots in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial pilots in state of Minnesota ranges from $70,240 to $135,580. The highest paying area for commercial pilots in Minnesota is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $135,580. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $93,100). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$135,580
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$93,100
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$70,240




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