Military Pilot, Jet Salary

With over one-half of Military Jet Pilots in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Military Jet Pilots is $90K annually and can range from $51K on the lower end to $128K per year near the higher end. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,684 - $125,299
(Median)
$51K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,871
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50%
90%

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$50,684 - $125,299  
   
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$0.00 - $25,083  
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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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$50,868 - $128,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Description for Military Pilot, Jet

  • Operate aircraft.
  • Train and oversee crews.
  • Keep accurate documents and records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Military Pilot, Jet

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $61K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $81K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $102K. Military Jet Pilots with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $115K.

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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 5%