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Pilot Salary

How much does a Pilot make in California, United States?
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Salary Data for Pilot

$64,157 (USD)/yr

$31 (USD)/hr

$1,386 (USD)/yr

$63,383 (USD)/yr

$30 (USD)/hr

$1,386 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots. Excludes regional, National, and international airline pilots.
The average pilot salary in California, United States is $64,157 or an equivalent hourly rate of $31. This is 12% higher (+$7,118) than the average pilot salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,386. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in California, United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$46,667 (USD)

$78,714 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$74,376 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Pilot will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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