Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salary

A sizeable majority of Non-Jet Commercial Pilots in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $64K per year. Some workers in this field — around one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,279 - $121,641
$24K
$64K
$120K
MEDIAN: $63,746
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$15.26 - $39.31
$22
MEDIAN: $22.00
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Salary
$24,279 - $121,641  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$24,331 - $107,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.00  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$800  
   
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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$24,331 - $107,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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

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

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $37K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $47K on average. Non-Jet Commercial Pilots with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $71K by contrast.

Key Stats for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Experienced
▲33%

Late-Career
▲24%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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