Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salary

Corporate Jet Pilots in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly three in four have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $83K annually, but may range from $48K to $148K per year. In the world of Corporate Jet Pilots, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $148K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,227 - $137,643

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$22.00 - $213.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,227 - $137,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,058  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,693  
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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$48,214 - $148,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 635
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$22.00 - $213.00  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $297.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,058  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,693  
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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$48,214 - $148,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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.


Corporate Jet Pilots with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $58K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $72K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Corporate Jet Pilots who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $100K.

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
$85,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%
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