Chief Pilot (Aircraft) with Operations Management Skills Salary

Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over four-fifths of Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills. Pay fluctuates from $58K to $153K per year, but expected earnings average $94K annually. Total cash earnings of Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills range from $58K on the low end to $153K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $22K and $9K, respectively. The majority of Chief Pilots with Operations Management skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$57,862 - $146,500
MEDIAN: $94,314

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$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.

The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $71K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $71K on average. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $106K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $101K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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%