Military Pilot, Jet Salary

Men make up the majority of Military Jet Pilots in the United States, bringing in about $85K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though the company and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Most Military Jet Pilots report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,945 - $124,143
$50K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,492
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Salary $49,945 - $124,143
Bonus $997 - $34,905
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$49,995 - $140,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Military Pilot, Jet

Jet pilots in the military serve within the armed forces and are responsible for flying jet-powered military aircraft as assigned by superior officers and command-structures. Most of these jet pilots specialize in some area of duty, such as escort missions, ground attack/support duties, or surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition to specializing in these mission types, in most armed forces a military jet pilot is also assigned to specific aircraft to ensure maximum effectiveness in performance of essential duties.

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Military Pilot, Jet Tasks

  • Keep accurate documents and records.
  • Train and oversee crews.
  • Operate aircraft.

Military Pilot, Jet Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Military Pilot, Jet


U.S. Air Force (USAF) offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $81K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $53K to $125K.

Pay by Experience Level for Military Pilot, Jet

Pay by Experience for a Military Pilot, Jet has a positive trend. An entry-level Military Pilot, Jet with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Military Pilot, Jet with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Military Pilot, Jet which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 35 salaries. A Military Pilot, Jet with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Military Pilot, Jet

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Military Pilot, Jet Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 87%
no benefits
None: 2%
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