Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salary

Men account for the majority of Non-Jet Commercial Pilots in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $51K per year. Compensation ranges from $28K on the lower end to $85K per year on the higher end. The majority of Non-Jet Commercial Pilots claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,896 - $78,374

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$18.11 - $56.20

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$26,896 - $78,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Total Pay (?
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$27,812 - $85,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$18.11 - $56.20  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $63.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
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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$27,812 - $85,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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.


For many Non-Jet Commercial Pilots, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $43K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $49K. On average, Non-Jet Commercial Pilots make $58K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 45%
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