Flight Operations Manager Salary

The average salary for a Flight Operations Manager is $77,908 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$40,494 - $121,328
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$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,908
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$40,494 - $121,328  
   
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$6,500  
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$35,919 - $120,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Flight Operations Manager

Flight operations managers work for airline companies in the transportation industry, while some also work for large corporations which maintain their own planes and/or helicopters. These managers are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating their organizations' transportation operations and must ensure that flights run efficiently and safely in accordance with established rules and regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They must also adhere to local government rules related to issues such as noise and pollution.

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Flight Operations Manager Tasks

  • Manage day-to-day activities including flight dispatch, airworthiness assessments, and general communications.
  • Ensure that pilots and flight crew are qualified and trained.
  • Optimize flight schedule and monitor budget and service quality.
  • Coordinate with maintenance and assess the weather to provide timely, safe, clean air transit.

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Pay by Experience Level for Flight Operations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Flight Operations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Flight Operations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Flight Operations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Flight Operations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 17 salaries. A Flight Operations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Flight Operations Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Flight Operations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 21%