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Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Chief Pilot (Aircraft) is $83,477 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Salary (?
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$49,961 - $145,604
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MEDIAN: $83,477
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,961 - $145,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,468  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $11,745  
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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$50,698 - $151,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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Job Description for Chief Pilot (Aircraft)

Chief pilots (aircraft) oversee the overall operations of an aviation department. This includes managing flight and ground personnel, coordinating maintenance, and scheduling flights. A chief pilot must stay up to date with local and federal flight regulations, as well as stay current with their own flight qualifications.
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Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Tasks
  • Hire and train staff, enforcing adherence to standards.
  • Adjust and apply all risk assessments for flights and conditions.
  • Develop all training materials, in-flight standards, and procedures and policies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Pilot (Aircraft)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$85,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$85,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 25%