Military Pilot, Jet Salary

A little more than half of Military Jet Pilots in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $59K to $132K per year, and the average comes out to $90K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Military Jet Pilots claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,127 - $125,887
(Median)
$58K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,075
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$58,127 - $125,887  
   
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$59,042 - $132,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $66K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $103K. 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 $109K.

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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
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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
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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