The majority of Corporate Jet Pilots in the United States — over three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $55K to $154K per year, and the median is $92K annually. Total incomes of Corporate Jet Pilots incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $18K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $55K and $154K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Corporate Jet Pilots is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,302 - $149,047
(Median)
$54K
$92K
$150K
MEDIAN: $91,957
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90%

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$12.26 - $391.49
(Median)
$12
$55
$390
MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$54,302 - $149,047  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,595  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,246  
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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$54,601 - $154,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$220$440$660
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $391.49  
   
Overtime
$43.11 - $630  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,595  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,246  
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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$54,601 - $154,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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Although many Corporate Jet Pilots transition into Chief Pilot roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $82K.

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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Corporate Jet Pilots. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. Corporate Jet Pilots who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $105K.

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.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salaries



National Average
$95,000

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

Safety Compliance
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National Average
$95,000

ATP
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Pilot
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Transport
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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