Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Salary

The average pay for a Chief Pilot (Aircraft) is $86,619 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$51,623 - $151,186
(Median)
$52K
$87K
$150K
MEDIAN: $86,619
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Salary
$51,623 - $151,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,169  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $11,836  
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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$52,219 - $157,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 316

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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.

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Experience Affects Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 22%