Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $89K annually, but may range from $60K to $152K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$59,568 - $130,231
$60K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,356
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$59,568 - $130,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,234  
Profit Sharing
$5,750  
Total Pay (?
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$59,929 - $151,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $83K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $69K. Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $103K.

Key Stats for Chief Pilot (Aircraft)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
045
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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