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Commercial 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: $126,536
Statewide median: $50,436.96

 

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


Wages for Commercial Pilots *

Area Low Median High
U S
$79,418.00 $108,128.00 $155,225.00
Minnesota
$101,343.00 $126,536.00 $183,206.00
Northeast Minnesota
$54,966.00 $75,635.00 $113,781.00
Northwest Minnesota
$87,938.00 $114,434.00 $168,137.00
Southeast Minnesota
$71,565.00 $93,779.00 $117,061.00
Southwest Minnesota
$124,277.00 $130,060.00 $162,631.00
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$101,545.00 $126,534.00 $183,202.00

* "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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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,090 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Commercial Pilots most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 411 new Commercial 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 Commercial Pilots
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 39,200 43,600 4,500 11.4%
Minnesota 347 373 26 7.5%
Central Minnesota 41 45 4 9.8%
Northeast Minnesota 35 37 2 5.7%
Northwest Minnesota 68 75 7 10.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 172 183 11 6.4%


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




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