Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salary

Men make up the majority of Non-Jet Commercial Pilots in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $64K annually. Though the majority of Non-Jet Commercial Pilots do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,511 - $129,128
$25K
$58K
$130K
MEDIAN: $58,462
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50%
90%

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$10.21 - $83.19
$10
$35
$83
MEDIAN: $35.00
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$0$133K
Salary $24,511 - $129,128
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $325.00
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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$25,007 - $133,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$83
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $83.19
Overtime $74.00
Annual Data $0$133K
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $325.00
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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$25,007 - $133,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

Non-jet commercial pilots often work for corporations and wealthy individuals and must have the FAA Commercial License with Instrument Rating and First Class medical, as well as a certain number of total flight hours and the FCC-restricted radiotelephone operator permit. Strong communication skills are essential in this position to work well with others, and pre-flight inspections are usually necessary to ensure that navigation, safety, and operating systems are working properly. They also check regular maintenance logs and must be able to recognize mechanical discrepancies and report airplane problems and other issues to the appropriate department. These pilots must maintain navigation manuals and charts and complete checklists properly, and preparing the weight and balance forms for each flight is also part of the job.

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Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Tasks

  • Devising a flight plan.
  • Pilot or copilot a wide variety of aircraft.
  • Check current and forecast weather information.
  • Obtain proper clearances to begin flight.

Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 10 salaries. A Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Commercial Pilot, Non-Jet Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲16%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
▼22%

Entry-Level
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 33%