The average salary for a Chief Pilot (Aircraft) is $99,449.
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Job Description for Chief Pilot (Aircraft)
Chief pilots (aircraft) oversee the overall operations of an aviation department. This includes managing flight and ground personnel, coordinating maintenance, and scheduling flights. A chief pilot must stay up to date with local and federal flight regulations, as well as stay current with their own flight qualifications. The chief pilot position manages the logistics and personnel of an aviation department. This includes scheduling maintenance with ground crews for on-hand or future aircraft …Read more
Chief Pilot (Aircraft) Tasks
- Develop all training materials, in-flight standards, and procedures and policies.
- Adjust and apply all risk assessments for flights and conditions.
- Hire and train staff, enforcing adherence to standards.
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Popular Skills for Chief Pilot (Aircraft)
Skills in Operations Management, Safety Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Training and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Chief Pilot (Aircraft)
An early career Chief Pilot (Aircraft) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,678 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Chief Pilot (Aircraft) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,964 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Chief Pilot (Aircraft) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,916 based on 98 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,360.
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Employees with Chief Pilot (Aircraft) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 65.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (48.2% more) and Anchorage, Alaska (20.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (18.3% less) and Houston, Texas (5.0% less).
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