$124,922
Avg. Salary
$34.43
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,200

Bonus

$1,550

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Aircraft Test Pilot is $34.43 per hour.

The average pay for an Aircraft Test Pilot is $124,922 per year.

$26.20
10%
$34.43
50%
$49.13
90%
MEDIAN $34.43
$74k
10%
$125k
50%
$177k
90%
MEDIAN $124,922
$73,839 - $177,137
$74K
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MEDIAN: $124,922
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$0$177K
Salary $73,839 - $177,137
Bonus $0.00 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $1,550
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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$68,506 - $177,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $34.43
Overtime $43.00
Annual Data $0$177K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $1,550
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).
)
$68,506 - $177,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Aircraft Test Pilot

The position of aircraft test pilot requires high technological and aeronautics proficiency. An aircraft test pilot is responsible for the testing of aircraft and provides suggestions for improvement of said aircraft. An aircraft test pilot has major responsibilities, which at times can put an aircraft test pilot in the line of danger. It is essential that an aircraft test pilot have the proficiency to perform diagnostic tests. It is also necessary to ensure that the aircraft is safe prior to using the aircraft for passenger use. Furthermore, an aircraft test pilot is responsible for diagnosing and testing aircraft that have been put out of service due to technical issues. A test pilot can work for public or private companies.

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Aircraft Test Pilot Tasks
  • Perform flight tests on new models and on aircraft following model renovations according to flight test techniques.
  • Develop aircraft testing plans.
  • Identify and resolve issues as they arise during testing.
  • Ensure aircraft meets safety guidelines and airline standards.

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Aircraft Test Pilot Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Aircraft Test Pilot?

Aircraft Test Pilot in Spanish Fork:
"Good and bad of a test pilot."
Pros: I like the sense of satisfaction I get from my job. Benefits and schedule are good.
Cons: Sometimes I worry about job safety.

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Key Stats for Aircraft Test Pilot

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
35%

Experience Affects Aircraft Test Pilot Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$122,000

Mid-Career
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 21%