Commercial Pilot, Jet Salary

A Commercial Pilot, Jet earns an average salary of $77,707 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$34,686 - $166,596

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$24.24 - $164.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,686 - $166,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,975  
Profit Sharing
$2,570 - $10,195  
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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$39,080 - $175,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$24.24 - $164.87  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $271.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,570 - $10,195  
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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$39,080 - $175,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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 49%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%
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