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Aircraft Test Pilot Salary

The average salary for an Aircraft Test Pilot is $113,953 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$76,000 - $148,554
(Median)
$76K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $113,953
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$76,000 - $148,554  
   
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$0.00 - $10,137  
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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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$77,566 - $150,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Aircraft Test Pilot

The position of aircraft test pilot requires high technological and aeronautics proficiency. An aircraft test pilot is responsible for the testing of aircraft and provides suggestions for improvement of said aircraft. An aircraft test pilot has major responsibilities, which at times can put an aircraft test pilot in the line of danger. It is essential that an aircraft test pilot have the proficiency to perform diagnostic tests. It is also necessary to ensure that the aircraft is safe prior to using the aircraft for passenger use. Furthermore, an aircraft test pilot is responsible for diagnosing and testing aircraft that have been put out of service due to technical issues. A test pilot can work for public or private companies.

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Aircraft Test Pilot Tasks

  • Identify and resolve issues as they arise during testing.
  • Ensure aircraft meets safety guidelines and airline standards.
  • Perform flight tests on new models and on aircraft following model renovations according to flight test techniques.
  • Develop aircraft testing plans.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Test Pilot Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
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National Average
$114,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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