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Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salary

Men make up the majority of Non-Jet Commercial Pilots in the United States, bringing in about $50K per year. Compensation ranges from $29K on the lower end to $86K per year on the higher end. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by slightly more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,176 - $76,444
(Median)
$27K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,561
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50%
90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$27,176 - $76,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$28,706 - $85,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $55.38  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $63.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
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).
)
$28,706 - $85,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Non-Jet Commercial Pilots. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $42K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. On average, Non-Jet Commercial Pilots make $58K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $69K.

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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 45%
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