Military Pilot, Jet Salary

Military Jet Pilots in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $89K annually on average but can range from $56K to $128K per year. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Military Jet Pilots like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,111 - $125,308
(Median)
$55K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,069
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$56,125 - $128,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Military Jet Pilots. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $63K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $82K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $102K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $108K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 5%
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