Military Pilot, Jet Salary

Men make up the majority of Military Jet Pilots in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $86K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and location. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Military Jet Pilots, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,669 - $124,839
$52K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,883
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$51,669 - $124,839  
   
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$1,000 - $30,500  
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$52,183 - $140,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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


Offering a median of only $81K, U.S. Air Force (USAF) pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $53K on the lower end and $125K on the higher end.

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 18 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
vision benefits
Vision: 89%
no benefits
None: 2%
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