Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Non-Jet Commercial Pilots earn an average of $66K per year. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Non-Jet Commercial Pilots — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,383 - $118,359
$28K
$66K
$120K
MEDIAN: $65,688
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$10.14 - $83.84
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$84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,383 - $118,359  
   
Bonus
$1,611  
Profit Sharing
$325.00  
Total Pay (?
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$30,346 - $127,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $83.84  
   
Overtime
$48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,611  
   
Profit Sharing
$325.00  
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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$30,346 - $127,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 10 salaries. A Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
▼27%

Entry-Level
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 27%
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