Men represent the vast majority of Military Jet Pilots in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $84K annually nationwide. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and geographic location are driving factors as well. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. The majority of Military Jet Pilots claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,724 - $123,611
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$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,700
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$50,724 - $123,611  
   
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$964 - $26,014  
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$50,736 - $138,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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Bringing up the rear, U.S. Air Force (USAF)'s median pay of $82K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $140K.

Pay by Experience Level for Military Pilot, Jet

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Military Jet Pilots who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $84K. Military Jet Pilots bring in $100K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $118K.

Key Stats for Military Pilot, Jet

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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