The average salary for a Helicopter Pilot in Australia is AU$82,723.
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AU$50k - AU$165k
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Job Description for Helicopter Pilot
Helicopter pilots are primarily responsible for ensuring the smooth and safe operation of helicopters before, during, and after flight missions. They work in a variety of areas, such as health and safety (including in rescue work, forest fire fighting, and health transport operations), law enforcement, news gathering, tourism, and commercial transport. Helicopter pilots are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their vehicles are mission-ready, which involves examining maintenance and regula…Read more
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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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