Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Helicopter Pilot is $76,671
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Helicopter Pilots?
An entry-level Helicopter Pilot with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,255 based on 5 salaries. An early career Helicopter Pilot with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,756 based on 56 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Helicopter Pilots Do?
Helicopter pilots are primarily responsible for ensuring the smooth and safe operation of helicopters before, during, and after flight missions. They work in a variety of areas, such as health and safety (including in rescue work, forest fire fighting, and health transport operations), law enforcement, news gathering, tourism, and commercial transport. Helicopter pilots are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their vehicles are mission-ready, which involves examining maintenance and …Read more
- Inspect and conduct pre-flight tests and fly helicopters to designated locations.
- Communicate with ground control, home office and other aircraft.
- Monitor navigational aids and flight instrumentation.
- Register flight plans, load helicopters, calculate weight and monitor and adjust fuel levels.