Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salary

Over three-fourths of Corporate Jet Pilots in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $50K to $151K per year, but median earnings come to around $86K annually. Total incomes of Corporate Jet Pilots incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $151K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,750 - $141,433
(Median)
$49K
$86K
$140K
MEDIAN: $86,101
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50%
90%

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$21.53 - $217.53
(Median)
$22
$68
$220
MEDIAN: $67.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$48,750 - $141,433  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,832  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,000  
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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$49,546 - $151,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 711
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$21.53 - $217.53  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $304.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,000  
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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$49,546 - $151,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Survey takers who work as Corporate Jet Pilots typically report just a few professional skills. Pilot and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet

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


Corporate Jet Pilots who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K in this role. Corporate Jet Pilots who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $101K on average.

Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Advice

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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.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salaries



National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salaries

Pilot
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National Average
$89,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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