The average salary for a Chief Helicopter Pilot is $85,474 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$52,645 - $151,168
$53K
$85K
$150K
MEDIAN: $85,473
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90%

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$39.31 - $49.58
$42
MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,645 - $151,168  
   
Bonus
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$56,500 - $155,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$42.37  
   
Overtime
$55.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$7,500  
   
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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$56,500 - $155,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Chief Helicopter Pilot

Chief helicopter pilots oversee helicopter pilots and other staff (such as administrative and maintenance staff) to ensure that flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner. These professionals work for either private companies or government agencies, and they must make sure that helicopter operations comply with regulatory authorities and company rules and regulations. Other tasks performed by chief helicopter pilots include preparing pilots’ work schedules, monitoring flying and operating standards, and working closely with the training director or manager to make sure that required procedures related to helicopter operations are up to date.

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Chief Helicopter Pilot Tasks

  • Create and enforce protocols for take-off, maintenance and landings.
  • Create flight plans and ensure efficiency of flight paths and fuel.
  • Maintain, test, and calibrate equipment and helicopters.
  • Fly helicopters to designated locations with designated cargo.
  • Communicate with ground crew and flight staff to ensure safety.

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Key Stats for Chief Helicopter Pilot

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Chief Helicopter Pilot Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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