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Commercial Pilot, Jet Salary

A Commercial Pilot, Jet earns an average salary of $78,420 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.

$34,024 - $167,996
(Median)
$34K
$78K
$170K
MEDIAN: $78,420
10%
50%
90%

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$24.66 - $162.19
(Median)
$25
$55
$160
MEDIAN: $55.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,024 - $167,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$2,543 - $10,213  
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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$38,541 - $179,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$140$280$420
Hourly Rate
$24.66 - $162.19  
   
Overtime
$24.66 - $397.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$280K$560K$840K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,543 - $10,213  
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).
)
$38,541 - $179,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Commercial Pilot, Jet

While we may think of commercial airline pilots as the person on the other side of the microphone when we take a flight on a jumbo jet, in reality those jobs are at the top of the heap in this profession. Many commercial jet pilots fly for dedicated freight or shipping companies. Many others work for smaller regional airlines or charter companies also.

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Commercial Pilot, Jet Tasks

  • Monitor numerous factors, such as fuel, altitude, and weather conditions, adjusting flight plans accordingly.
  • Inspect aircraft before a flight, ensuring that all components, electronics, and mechanics are in good order.
  • Provide high-quality customer service to flight passengers and crew.
  • Pilot a commercial jet in the transportation of passengers and goods nationally or internationally.
  • Adhere to all safety standards and procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Pilot, Jet

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

 
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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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