Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than two-thirds of Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills. Pay fluctuates from $61K to $155K per year, but expected earnings average $85K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$59,503 - $132,316
(Median)
$60K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,940
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$31.16 - $60.50
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$59,503 - $132,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,234  
Profit Sharing
$4,750  
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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$60,803 - $154,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$35.92  
   
Overtime
$40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,750  
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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$60,803 - $154,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $82K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $68K. Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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