First Officer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Southern Air
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a first officer make?
First Officers in America make, on average, $76,504 a year or $36.78 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $63,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $92,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for First Officers are Transportation companies and Construction companies. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, and New Mexico are some of the states with the best First Officer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a First Officer is 3.8 years.

Average First Officer Salary By Location

Across America, First Officers make on average $76,504 annually or $36.78 hourly. San Francisco, CA reports the highest First Officer salaries at $83,504 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $55,000. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, and New Mexico are the top 5 highest earning states for First Officers. The lowest earning states are Alabama, South Carolina, Wyoming, Montana, and Florida.

Map of First Officer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where First Officers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average First Officer Salary By Company

There is good job security in First Officer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Transportation companies and Construction companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Southern Air and United Technologies are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like ABX Air and United Parcel Service report highly competitive salaries for First Officers.

First Officer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

First Officer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a First Officer can range from $63,957 to $98,126 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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