Non-Jet Commercial Pilots in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $62K per year, but may range from $24K to $104K per year. Job satisfaction for Non-Jet Commercial Pilots is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,971 - $117,446
$24K
$62K
$120K
MEDIAN: $62,213
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,971 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$23,947 - $104,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.00  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$800  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,947 - $104,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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 fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Key Stats for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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