Chief Helicopter Pilot Salary

The average salary for a Chief Helicopter Pilot is $94,312 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$56,030 - $119,209
MEDIAN: $94,312

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$56,030 - $119,209  
$1,479 - $24,832  
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$56,917 - $130,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.


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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%