Average Aircraft Test Pilot Salary

$126,869
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,600
Bonus
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Aircraft Test Pilot is $126,869.
10%
$78k
MEDIAN
$127k
90%
$182k
Salary
$78k - $182k
Bonus
$0 - $13k
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6k
Total Pay
$74k - $184k
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Job Description for Aircraft Test Pilot

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.

Job Satisfaction for Aircraft Test Pilot

3.6 out of 5
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Highly Satisfied
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Popular Skills for Aircraft Test Pilot

Skills in Test Engineering, System Testing, Systems Engineering and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Test Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Test Pilot

An early career Aircraft Test Pilot with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $111,504 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Aircraft Test Pilot with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,439 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Test Pilot with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,204 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $148,192.
Employees with Aircraft Test Pilot in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 26.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Albuquerque, New Mexico (26.1% more) and San Diego, California (16.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 79 survey responses.
Early Career
7.6%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
32.9%
Late Career
36.7%