Military Pilot, Jet Salary

With just below three-fifths of Military Jet Pilots in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Military Jet Pilots is $90K per year and can range from $58K on the lower end to $129K per year near the higher end. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. The majority of Military Jet Pilots 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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$57,211 - $125,233
(Median)
$57K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,840
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$57,718 - $129,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $64K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $82K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $102K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $108K on average.

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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 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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