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 annually. Earnings sit near $28K on the lower side but can approach $86K per year on the higher side. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Most Non-Jet Commercial Pilots like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,176 - $79,508
(Median)
$27K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,037
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50%
90%

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$18.11 - $56.20
(Median)
$18
$28
$56
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$27,176 - $79,508  
   
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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$28,188 - $85,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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$28,188 - $85,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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. Non-Jet Commercial Pilots who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $70K.

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Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

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
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 44%
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