Aircraft Test Pilot Salary

The average pay for an Aircraft Test Pilot is $129,598 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Test Engineering is associated with high pay for this job.

$68,467 - $171,900
$68K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $133,585
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50%
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$25.91 - $50.00
$29
MEDIAN: $28.85
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$0$171K
Salary $68,467 - $171,900
Bonus $0.00 - $14,544
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$58,656 - $166,833
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $28.85
Overtime $43.00
Annual Data $0$166K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,544
Profit Sharing $1,100
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).
)
$58,656 - $166,833
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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.

Aircraft Test Pilot Job Listings

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
6%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Aircraft Test Pilot Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$127,000

Mid-Career
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 26%