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Airline Pilots

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $179,188
Statewide median: $52,460.28


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Airline Pilots *

Area Low Median High
$149,370.00 $229,270.00 >$208,000
$118,307.00 $179,187.00 $229,270.00
Central Minnesota
$94,010.00 $117,099.00 $126,696.00
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$138,911.00 $179,191.00 $229,275.00

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Where do Airline Pilots most often work?


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3,425 new Airline Pilots to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Airline Pilots
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 74,700 85,000 10,300 13.7%
Minnesota 2,886 3,105 219 7.6%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.