Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salary

Corporate Jet Pilots in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent over three-quarters of Corporate Jet Pilots. Salaries average out to around $93K per year and spread from $55K to $161K per year. Total cash compensation to Corporate Jet Pilots ranges from $55K on the lower end to $161K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $19K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,680 - $152,752
$54K
$92K
$150K
MEDIAN: $92,017
10%
50%
90%

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$24.24 - $206
$24
$52
$210
MEDIAN: $52.42
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$0$162K
Salary $53,680 - $152,752
Bonus $409 - $20,702
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,407
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,359 - $162,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,034
Hourly Data $0$306
Hourly Rate $24.24 - $206
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $30.30 - $306
Annual Data $0$162K
Bonus $409 - $20,702
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,407
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,359 - $162,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet

While some very large multinational corporations that own their own jets hire pilots full time, others may lease planes or contract services from corporate jet providers. In any case, the aircraft pilot for corporate jets typically makes daily or almost daily flights; they frequently transport corporate executives to various meetings and site visits.

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Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Tasks

  • Regulate aircraft performance and speed, and steer aircraft with autopilot and flight management computing assistance.
  • Respond and report in-flight emergencies.
  • Acquire clearance from control towers before takeoff and arrival.
  • Inspect aircraft for defects before boarding and ensure that all weight distribution and fuel amounts comply with regulation.

Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Pay By Employer

$0$91K

$87,463

Common Career Paths for Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet


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Many Corporate Jet Pilots transition into upper-level roles like Chief Pilot. However, Chief Pilots do report a slightly lower median income of $82K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet

Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 264 salaries. An Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 221 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,015

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 44 percent, Corporate Jet Pilots in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Corporate Jet Pilots will also find cushy salaries in Oakland (+30 percent), New York (+30 percent), Las Vegas (+28 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). Corporate Jet Pilots in Dallas make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Fort Lauderdale (17 percent lower) and Portland (11 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
40%

Experience Affects Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salaries

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Pilot, Corporate Jet Salaries


National Average
$95,000

ATP
▼5%

Pilot
▼21%

Transport
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 15%