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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 $51K per year. Pay generally varies between $29K and $85K per year. Most Non-Jet Commercial Pilots report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to two-fifths collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,188 - $74,937
(Median)
$28K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,584
10%
50%
90%

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$16.00 - $55.38
(Median)
$16
$27
$55
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$28,188 - $74,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$29,176 - $84,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $55.38  
   
Overtime
$24.50 - $63.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$29,176 - $84,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

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

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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.


Non-Jet Commercial Pilots with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $43K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $52K. Non-Jet Commercial Pilots see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $69K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

 
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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 44%
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