Military Pilot, Jet Salary

Military Jet Pilots in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $59K to $130K per year, median earnings come to $90K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Military Jet Pilots. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$57,460 - $124,698

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$58,580 - $129,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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.

Military Jet Pilots with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $66K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $85K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $102K on average. Military Jet Pilots who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $108K on average.

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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


5 %
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 4%