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Military Pilot, Jet Salary

A sizeable majority of Military Jet Pilots in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $87K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Military Jet Pilots, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,285 - $126,562
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $86,517
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$49,617 - $130,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $79K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $102K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $108K.

Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 3%