Men make up the majority of Military Jet Pilots in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $84K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and location. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Military Jet Pilots. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,970 - $123,884
MEDIAN: $83,558

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$49,970 - $123,884  
$964 - $26,014  
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$50,031 - $138,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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Job Description for Military Pilot, Jet

Jet pilots in the military serve within the armed forces and are responsible for flying jet-powered military aircraft as assigned by superior officers and command-structures. Most of these jet pilots specialize in some area of duty, such as escort missions, ground attack/support duties, or surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition to specializing in these mission types, in most armed forces a military jet pilot is also assigned to specific aircraft to ensure maximum effectiveness in performance of essential duties.


Military Pilot, Jet Tasks

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Military Pilot, Jet

Offering a median salary of only $82K, U.S. Air Force (USAF) gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $49K to $124K isn't that wide, either.

Pay by Experience Level for Military Pilot, Jet

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Military Jet Pilots. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $61K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $85K. Military Jet Pilots with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $99K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $118K.

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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 15 votes.


3 %
97 %

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: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 3%