The average pay for a Chief Pilot (Aircraft) is $83,336 per year.

$55,362 - $154,129
(Median)
$55K
$83K
$150K
MEDIAN: $83,335
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$34.59 - $83.52
(Median)
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$40
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,362 - $154,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,479  
Profit Sharing
$2,891 - $15,547  
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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$57,492 - $170,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$40.16  
   
Overtime
$46.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,479  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,891 - $15,547  
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).
)
$57,492 - $170,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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 12%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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