The average salary for a Flight Operations Manager is $65,000 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$35,230 - $120,638
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$35K
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MEDIAN: $65,000
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$35,230 - $120,638  
   
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$6,500  
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$30,639 - $119,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Flight Operations Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Flight Operations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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