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Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salary

The average pay for an Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet is $80,908 per year.
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$44,356 - $134,594
(Median)
$44K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,907
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$24.16 - $211.57
(Median)
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$50
$210
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,356 - $134,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,826  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,940  
Commission
$5,000 - $19,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,968 - $145,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 686
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$24.16 - $211.57  
   
Overtime
$2.80 - $290.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,826  
   
Commission
$5,000 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,940  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$45,968 - $145,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet

While some very large multinational corporations that own their own jets hire pilots full time, others may lease planes or contract services from corporate jet providers. In any case, the aircraft pilot for corporate jets typically makes daily or almost daily flights; they frequently transport corporate executives to various meetings and site visits.

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Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Tasks

  • Acquire clearance from control towers before takeoff and arrival.
  • Inspect aircraft for defects before boarding and ensure that all weight distribution and fuel amounts comply with regulation.
  • Regulate aircraft performance and speed, and steer aircraft with autopilot and flight management computing assistance.
  • Respond and report in-flight emergencies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet in Houston:
"College Is Overrated And Over Priced."
Just work at getting your flight training and skip the degree. Excel in your field by putting in your efforts and energies into your skill instead of making a student loan payment. Stay flexible and free from getting established in any one city or relationship. This will allow you to move where the opportunities are, to grow in your career. Aviation is very dynamic as an industry and sector of the economy. It has volatility greater than most other industries. Staying flexible will allow one self to ebb and flow with the cycles of the industry as well. Make connections. No matter how good of a pilot or employee you maybe, if you do not make connections, it is hard to get a foot in the door. Lastly, the industry is a small industry. You will meet people and then run into them somewhere again down the line. DO NOT burn bridges.

Experience Affects Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%