Average Helicopter Pilot Salary in Australia

AU$82,723
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$5,087
Bonus
AU$35,000
Commission
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The average salary for a Helicopter Pilot in Australia is AU$82,723.
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AU$50k
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AU$83k
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AU$165k
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MEDIAN AU$82,723
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Salary
AU$50k - AU$165k
Bonus
AU$2k - AU$10k
Commission
AU$0 - AU$35k
Total Pay
AU$50k - AU$170k

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Job Description for Helicopter Pilot

Helicopter Pilot Tasks
  • Inspect and conduct pre-flight tests and fly helicopters to designated locations.
  • Communicate with ground control, home office and other aircraft.
  • Monitor navigational aids and flight instrumentation.
  • Register flight plans, load helicopters, calculate weight and monitor and adjust fuel levels.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Helicopter Pilot. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Helicopter Pilot
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More common (> 20%)
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Popular Skills for Helicopter Pilot

Pay by Experience Level for Helicopter Pilot

An early career Helicopter Pilot with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$60,000 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Helicopter Pilot with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Helicopter Pilot with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$106,000 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$154,839.
Employees with Helicopter Pilot in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 35.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (25.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (35.9% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (27.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 69 survey responses.
Early Career
30.4%
Mid Career
33.3%
Experienced
24.6%
Late Career
11.6%

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