Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salary

Male Non-Jet Commercial Pilots number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $51K annually in the United States. Compensation ranges from $30K on the lower end to $85K per year on the higher end. For the most part, Non-Jet Commercial Pilots enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-fifth. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,625 - $77,535
(Median)
$28K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,890
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90%

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$19.22 - $54.38
(Median)
$19
$28
$54
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$27,625 - $77,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,696 - $85,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.22 - $54.38  
   
Overtime
$24.81 - $62.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,696 - $85,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

Non-jet commercial pilots often work for corporations and wealthy individuals and must have the FAA Commercial License with Instrument Rating and First Class medical, as well as a certain number of total flight hours and the FCC-restricted radiotelephone operator permit. Strong communication skills are essential in this position to work well with others, and pre-flight inspections are usually necessary to ensure that navigation, safety, and operating systems are working properly. They also check regular maintenance logs and must be able to recognize mechanical discrepancies and report airplane problems and other issues to the appropriate department. These pilots must maintain navigation manuals and charts and complete checklists properly, and preparing the weight and balance forms for each flight is also part of the job.

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Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Tasks

  • Devising a flight plan.
  • Pilot or copilot a wide variety of aircraft.
  • Check current and forecast weather information.
  • Obtain proper clearances to begin flight.

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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $42K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $49K on average. Non-Jet Commercial Pilots see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Non-Jet Commercial Pilots who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $70K.

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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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