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Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salary

Close to 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 $47K to $149K per year, but median earnings come to around $83K annually. Total cash earnings of Corporate Jet Pilots range from $47K on the low end to $149K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $12K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$46,220 - $137,434
(Median)
$46K
$83K
$140K
MEDIAN: $82,624
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$22.30 - $210.09
(Median)
$22
$50
$210
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,220 - $137,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,376  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,814  
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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$47,246 - $148,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 632
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$22.30 - $210.09  
   
Overtime
$2.80 - $290.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,376  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,814  
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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$47,246 - $148,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Jet Pilots make a median salary of $88K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $99K.

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 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 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
38%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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