Military Pilot, Jet Salary

Military Jet Pilots in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $85K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the specific employer and location are influential factors as well. The majority of Military Jet Pilots claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and almost all earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,946 - $122,808
$51K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,529
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50%
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Salary $50,946 - $122,808
Bonus $997 - $34,905
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$51,063 - $135,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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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.

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Military Pilot, Jet Tasks

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Military Pilot, Jet


The smallest paychecks can be found at U.S. Air Force (USAF) — the median salary there is $81K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $53K and $125K.

Pay by Experience Level for Military Pilot, Jet

Pay by Experience for a Military Pilot, Jet has a positive trend. An entry-level Military Pilot, Jet with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Military Pilot, Jet with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Military Pilot, Jet which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 35 salaries. A Military Pilot, Jet with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Military Pilot, Jet

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 87%
no benefits
None: 2%
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