Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Salary with Operations Management skills

Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and over four-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $97K annually, but may range from $58K to $152K per year. Overall cash earnings for Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills stretch from $58K on the lower end to $152K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $23K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,723 - $147,992
MEDIAN: $96,537

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$58,723 - $147,992  
$0.00 - $22,957  
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).
$57,852 - $151,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $73K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $72K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $107K. Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $101K.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%