Chief Pilot (Aircraft) with Operations Management Skills Salary

The majority of Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills — more than four-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $58K to $153K per year, and the median is $94K per year. Cash earnings for Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills — including $22K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $58K to $153K depending on individual performance. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. For the most part, Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$57,862 - $146,500
MEDIAN: $94,314

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$57,862 - $146,500  
$0.00 - $22,301  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,437  
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).
$57,737 - $153,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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.

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $71K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $71K on average. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $101K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


1 %
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 21%